Cigar News: Gran Habano Showcases the George Rico El Enemigo at TPE 2023

A long awaited new cigar from Gran Habano was showcased at this year’s TPE in Las Vegas, Nevada. Named the George Rico El Enemigo it is the result of a project many years in the works. The self-titled George Rico El Enemigo will come under his G.A.R. brand.

George Rico, Owner of Gran Habano noted:

After many years of creating projects at my Gran Habano factory, I have decided to enter my Rōnin stage in my blending journey. I hope to continue to learn from others and elevate my craft of blending cigars. This process has led me to my first project “El Enemigo” outside of my factory at one of the most established cigar factories in the Dominican Republic.

I am truly in love with the final blend. It is something totally different than what I have smoked from the factory and gives a completely different perspective on how the same tobaccos can smoke when blended differently. I look forward to more collaborations in the years to come and I hope that you can enjoy my blend utilizing unique tobaccos and rolling techniques.

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George described the blend as:

  • Wrapper – Habano 
  • Binder – Habano 
  • Filler – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Colombia

The cigars are rolled at the TabaDom Factory in the Dominican Republic and will come in three sizes, each packaged in 20-count boxes.:

  • El Insulto (5 x 52) – MSRP $15.00
  • El Duelo (6 x 54) – MSRP $16.00
  • El Triunfo (6 x 60) – MSRP $17.00

The cigars will be exclusive to the participating 20th Aniversario ultra-premium account holders, which number 200 retailers nationwide. Only 1000 boxes of each size will be available for the first year and will be in limited production subsequently.