Surrogates Animal Cracker AC550 Arriving Soon

Surrogates announced today they are now taking preorders for the much anticipated and requested Animal Cracker AC550. The new cigar is a 5×50 version of the very popular big ring gauge Animal Cracker cigar. The AC550 uses the same Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan filler and binder as the larger Animal Cracker. According to the manufacturer the new size “packs a punch while still being balanced and full of flavor.” The cigars are available for pre-order now through your local cigar shop. SRP is $8.25 per cigar.

La Mission by L’Atelier Imports back in stock and new sizes

La Mission is a brand that was inspired by Château La Mission Haut-Brion, a French winery located southeast of Bordeaux in the Pessac-Léognan region. This region is known for producing full bodied wines with explosive flavor. This makes the name a great fit for the most full body release yet from L’Atelier.

La Mission by L’Atelier uses a Mexican San Andres wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. San Andres wrappers are probably the hottest wrapper being used right now in the cigar industry. La Mission is a medium to full body blend. All L’Atelier brand cigar include Sancti Spiritus tobacco in the blend.

Box pressed with a traditional lancero tailed cap, La Mission is packed in 18 count boxes and takes its vitola names from the years that Château La Mission Haut-Brion recieved 100-point designations from Robert Parker.

New La Mission sizes for 2016 are 1955 – 6 3/4 x 44 – MSRP $9.25 on preorder now with your local cigar shop. La Mission 1982 – 6 1/8 x 52 Torpedo – MSRP $9.75 Coming IPCPR 2016.

Existing La Mission sizes

1959 – 4 3/4 x 52 – MSRP $8.00
1989 – 5 5/8 x 54 – MSRP $9.00
2009 – 6 1/2 x 56 – MSRP $10.00

According to L’Atelier 2 other years have been designated as 100-point releases, 2000, and 2005. Both of which will see future vitolas added to the La Mission brand.

About L’Atelier Imports

Cigars by L’Atelier Imports are blended by Pete Johnson and made by the Garcia family in Nicaragua. L’Atelier Imports was created in 2012 by Pete Johnson and friends Dan Welsh, K.C. Johnson, and Sean “Casper” Johnson. Their goal was to create premium cigars at a reasonable everyday price and to raise the level of what cigar smokers expect.

L’Atelier is the flagship cigar line from L’Atelier Imports made in the My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The blend is based on a new wrapper grown in Ecuador by the Oliva tobacco family. The wrapper is Sancti Spiritus. This is a hybrid of Criollo and Pelo d Oro also known as “the lost seed of Cuba.” L’Atelier is the first cigar company to use this wrapper. The blend is all Nicaraguan designed to accent this wrapper. The blend is medium to medium-full in body. L’Atelier Imports brands include L’Atelier, L’Atelier Maduro, La Mission, Surrogates, El Suelo, and Trocadero.

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