Reinado Cigars has confirmed to Cigar Coop that they have begun to ship the Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Premium Collection to retailers. This line adds three additional sizes to the Reinado Grand Empire Reserve line.
Reinado made these announcements for the line extensions just prior.... The blend was originally launched at the 2012 show, but in a single size - a 5 x 55 box-pressed robusto called Elegidos. The Grand Empire Reserve is a Nicaraguan puro featuring a select maduro wrapper. It marked the second blend to be released by the company. The cigar recieved high praise in the market place scoring a 92 on Cigar Coop and was an Honorable Mention on our 2012 Cigar of the Year list. Just prior to the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show, we named the company one of our 2013 Five Boutiques to Watch.
The three additional sizes are a 6 x 52 box-pressed toro, a 5 5/8 x 46 rounded corona gorda, and a rounded 6 x 38 petite lancero. The petite lancero will be a limited edition as only 2500 cigars (250 boxes of ten) are being produced. The vitolas in the line are now being called the Reinado Grand Empire Reserve Premium Collection.
Knowing Antonio Lam of Reinado from the NJ cigar scene, I have discussed this line extension with him for many months and I am absolutely dying to try the Petit Lancero. If you haven't tried the GER yet, I suggest going out of your way to track one down as they are some really great, lesser-known cigars and I think the PL could prove to be an incredibly enjoyable smoke!