Cigar News: El Artista Announces the Buffalo TEN

El Artista, the company that brought you the Big Papi, Cimarron, Exactus , not to mention, many fine boutique cigars from brands you know and enjoy, announces the launch of a new cigar brand for 2019 – the Buffalo TEN.

The Buffalo TEN is described as complex blend composed of six different tobaccos from across The Americas and Caribbean.

  • Wrapper – Toothy Mexican San Andres Maduro
  • Binder – Dominican Negrito
  • Filler – USA, Colombia, and the company’s own fields in the Dominican Republic

Two tobaccos are exclusive to El Artista: Dominican T-13 Hybrid found in the filler and the Dominican Negrito binder.

In the words of Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars:

We feel this is the beginning of a great flagship product line for us, not only does it smoke great but the whole package looks amazing. We have developed something that we feel cannot be beat”. 

Speaking of packaging, the Buffalo TEN will be available in a single, soft box pressed 6 x 50 Toro which will come in two retail packages:

  • Attractive 5-Pack ($22.50 MSRP) in a wooden retail shelf display that holds five 5-packs
  • Single-stick purchase ($4.95 MSRP) from a 40-ct retail bundle tray.

The Price is Right

With a price point of $4.50/cigar, by the 5-pack, the company notes ‘this is an everyday smoke with a blend unparalleled in taste and variety of tobaccos.’

Kevin Newman, Director of Sales & Marketing noted in the company’s press release:

“Buffalo TEN truly demonstrates the strengths of El Artista, the factory team worked with us to source some of the best tobaccos available and integrate a few factory-exclusives for a phenomenal blend at an incredible price”.

Ram added:

“We are experimenting with Buffalo TEN in terms of packaging options and a great low price point that we feel is attractive to both consumers and the brick & mortar retailer.”

Buffalo TEN will be available for sale to retailers in North America at the 87th Annual IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas starting June 29, 2019 and will ship the second week of July 2019. 


Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L. started operations in Tamboril, Dominican Republic in 1956. Today TEA is one of the nation’s largest producers of premium cigars. TEA produces millions of cigars each year and distributes throughout Europe, Canada, United States, and Asia. Additionally, TEA manages farms in the Caribbean and South America where it grows premium tobacco leaf which it utilizes in its proprietary blends as well as sells to top cigar manufacturers in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Dominican Republic. 

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