This past Saturday, I made my way over to Leesburg Cigar & Pipe in Leesburg, Virginia for the Partagas 1845 launch event. The latest offering from General Cigar, the Partagas 1845 is a whole new blend featuring a Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a unique & proprietary Connecticut Habano binder, and a filler comprised of Dominican & Nicaraguan tobaccos. It’s designed to fill that medium-bodied spot in between the classic, Cameroon-wrapped Partagas and the fuller-bodied Partagas Black.
Dan Greenwald, the local rep for General Cigar, was kind enough to take a few minutes and speak with me on camera. We discussed the new Partagas 1845 cigar, its interesting new packaging, and other new developments at General, including the CAO “Last Stick Standing” promotion.
Check out the video interview, and be sure to continue reading for an extra bonus…
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Being the great guy that he is, after the interview Dan gifted me with a nice piece of General Cigar swag to give away to one lucky Stogie Review fan. It’s a medium-sized leather portfolio with the Partagas 1845 logo embossed on the outside, and featuring a magnetic closure and slots on the inside for carrying cigars. I can see using this for cigar tasting notes, or for daydreaming about cigars at work during those endless, boring meetings.
Entering is simple — all you need to do is leave a comment below with the name of your favorite cigar offered by General Cigar. I’ll pick one entry at random on May 1, 2012. Residents of the United States and Canada only, please. Good luck!