Royal Agio Cigars formally announced today that they are releasing the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada. This is the second limited production lancero vitola released from Balmoral, which follows previous releases of the original Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero FT Edición Limitada. A total of 2,650 boxes have been produced for global distribution, with only 500 boxes available for the U.S.
The original Balmoral Añejo XO Lancero Flag Tail (FT) Edición Limitada was the first lancero vitola released under the Balmoral brand umbrella, and it quickly became a favorite among premium cigar smokers who prefer lanceros. Balmoral is now releasing its second lancero, this time in a fuller bodied blend, with the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada. Availability is limited to a total of 2,650 boxes worldwide, with only 500 individually numbered boxes allocated to the U.S. As always, current Balmoral retailers will be given priority for this special, limited production release, with shipments beginning in October.
The Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT Edición Limitada (7 x 40; MSRP $12.95) is crowned with a sun-grown, stalk-cut Mexican San Andrés wrapper, and blended with a Dominican Olor binder and Nicaraguan, Dominican and exclusive Brazilian Mata Norte fillers that will embrace your palate with complex notes of dark chocolate, espresso and black pepper that finish with a smooth, underlying natural sweetness.
When asked about the release of this limited production cigar, Boris Wintermans, 4th Generation CEO for Royal Agio Cigars stated, “This is a special release for Balmoral that will also certainly excite the senses, and I am personally very excited to share it with cigar lovers everywhere. While the introduction of the Añejo XO Oscuro blend was itself a noteworthy discovery, the length and ring gauge of the lancero brings with it an intensification that is closer to the core of this exceptional blend.”The Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Lancero FT, like the rest of the Balmoral Añejo XO portfolio, is handcrafted at the boutique, Royal Agio cigar factory in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Royal Agio Cigars is a leading global manufacturer of premium cigars offering internationally renowned brands such as Balmoral, San Pedro de Macorís, Panter and Mehari ́s. Established by Jacques Wintermans in 1904 and currently headed by Boris Wintermans (4th generation), Royal Agio Cigars continues to be an independent family company of craft cigar makers with headquarters located in Duizel, Holland. During the company’s 100-year anniversary, Agio Cigars was awarded the Royal warrant of appointment by Her Majesty, Queen of the Netherlands, formally changing the company name to Royal Agio Cigars. Today, Royal Agio cigars are distributed to more than 100 countries globally, with production facilities located in the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Sri Lanka.