Pure Aroma Cigars, makers of the D’Crossier brand, has announced plans to bring back the long-lost Lords of England cigar brand via a new release slated to arrive at retail in mid-April.
While originally a Cuban cigar, the revamped Lords of England is being made for Pure Aroma at Tabacalera Perdomo in Estelí, Nicaragua, with a core of Nicaraguan tobacco for the binder and filler and then two wrapper options, an Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf or a Mexican San Andrés maduro. Both of the options will be offered in the same three sizes:
- Lords of England Connecticut/Maduro Robusto (5 x 50)
- Lords of England Connecticut/Maduro Toro (6 x 50)
- Lords of England Connecticut/Maduro Churchill (7 x 50)
All three sizes will be offered in 25-count boxes, with single stick MSRPs reported to be between $7 and $8.
While a good chunk of the history of the Lords of England brand has been lost to history, what is known is that the original line was produced in Havana, Cuba and brought to the United States in the early 1900s by a man named Gustavo Bock, eventually becoming part of the Henry Clay & Bock Co. portfolio and then American Tobacco Co.
Update (April 1, 2019) — Isaias Santana Diaz of Pure Aroma Cigars provided images and details of the release to halfwheel.