Andres Maturen tells us this year at IPCPR 2017 that Partagas is relaunching the 1845 line, which was originally released back in 2012. (The original 1845 was a big hit with Jerry and Charlie back in the day.) He shows the new Clasico, Extra Fuerte and Extra Osucro. The relaunch is more than just a packaging update, the cigars have been reblended to appeal to “a younger generation of consumers”.
The new 1845 Clasico is a medium-bodied smoke that features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper leaf that has been aged in whiskey casks for 3 months, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and Piloto Cubano and Nicaraguan Esteli fillers. The new 1845 Extra Fuerte is a full-bodied, potent smoke (as the name implies) that uses the same filler tobacco as the Clasico, a Connecticut Habano Ligero binder and a Honduran Jamastran wrapper. As Andres says, “It’s almost like an Espresso. The idea is for it to punch you in the face.” And finally, Andres favorite, the new 1845 Extra Osucro which a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, a Connecticut Broadleaf Natural binder (yep, they’re doubling down on Broadleaf), and Piloto Cubano and Honduran Jamastran filler.