Alfonso Gran Selección Cigars Arrive at Retailers

Alfonso Gran Selección

Selected Tobacco has announced that the Alfonso Gran Selección cigars, showcased at PCA 2023 in Las Vegas, are now shipping to authorized retailers. This line is a follow-up to the Alfonso Añejo released in 2022. The cigars are presented in decorative, cedar-lined boxes containing 25 cigars each and are available in five sizes: Exclusivos (6 x 54 Torpedo), Preciosos (7 1/2 x 40), Estelares (5 1/2 x 54), Enormes (6 1/2 x 60), and Grandiosos (8 x 50).

The Alfonso Gran Selección cigars are noted for their post-roll aging process, a hallmark of Selected Tobacco products. The cigars undergo aging in rooms lined with different types of cedar from around the world. This process takes five years for the Alfonso Gran Selección, with final aging conducted in rooms lined with French Oak. This method of using French Oak in the aging process was also employed for the Alfonso Añejo and Byron 1850 lines.

Nelson Alfonso, Owner of Selected Tobacco, mentioned the positive outcomes of their experimentation with French Oak aging, highlighting the Alfonso Gran Selección as an example of the company’s commitment to patience and exploration in cigar making.

The cigars will be sold in hand-crafted dark lacquered dress boxes, each containing 25 cigars, with a limited production of 5,000 cigars per size. The origin of Alfonso Gran Selección is Costa Rica, with production at the Tabacos de Costa Rica factory. The cigars feature an Ecuador Habano wrapper, a Peruvian binder, and fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The MSRP ranges from $42 to $50 per single cigar. The total production is 5,000 cigars per size, equating to 200 boxes of 25 per size.