JM Tobacco, Inc., is displaying its new small cigar product category at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show in Orlando, Florida, August 2-6.Â The 4″ x 32 Classic Petits, according to company president Anto Mahroukian, â€œSatisfy the rapidly expanding market for shorter-duration smokes.
â€œSmokers are moving toward smaller cigars like Classic Petits, because they provide a rich, flavorful fifteen-minute smoke break, for cigar lovers who donâ€™t have the time or budget for a full-sized premium cigar.Â But, unlike cigarillos, their larger ring gauge delivers a more abundant amount of smoke, which allows the smoker to enjoy more of a â€˜large cigarâ€™ experience.â€
Classic Petits are available in both natural and maduro wrappers.Â Their manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail pricing will be announced at IPCPR, and Mahroukian states it will be very competitive with existing brands of European â€œconnoisseur-levelâ€ small cigars.Â The hand-made cigar combines a multi-nation blend of top-quality tobaccos, aged a full 2 years.Â They are made in the same Dominican factory as value-priced JMâ€™s Dominican line and Carnero premium cigars, also appearing at the show.Â JMâ€™s Dominican line is a Cuban sandwich, while the Carnero is an all-long-filler cigar.
Classic Petits come in an attractive, durable and convenient 7-cigar carton, which gives them a greater price advantage over present European small cigars, which are packaged in clamshell tins.Â The cartons can be bought individually, as well as in 10-carton boxes, totaling 70 cigars.
They will be appearing on the shelves of tobacco retailers nationwide in August.Â JMâ€™s retailers are listed on their Web site (http://www.jmtobacco.com/store_locator.php).
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