What happens when the 5 years aged Atabey Dioses cigars are aged for twice as long? That was what Nelson Alfonso wanted to know, and he now has his answer. At this year’s PCA Trade Show in Las Vegas, United Cigars, distributors of Selected Tobacco products including Atabey, will make available the limited edition 10-Year, Extra Aged Atabey Dioses for the first time.
As the Goddess of the Taino Indians, Atabey is rich in history. It was the Taino Indians who first smoked a primitive form of what is known today as a cigar while praying to their Goddess Atabey. This spiritual ceremony was known as the Cohiba and the tribe's communication to Atabey was communicated through their spiritual guide, the Behike. Today, the Atabey line is aged for five years in multi-cedar lined humidors, where humidity is reduced and raised to help the cigars breathe in the different cedar notes and cleanse itself in Nelson’s version of a spiritual ceremony. Now, we will see what an additional five years of aging does to an Atabey Dioses.
“Like a Chef’s sauce reduction, the same has happened here,” says Oliver Nivaud, Director of Operations. “Cigars have a tendency to mellow with the additional aging, but the signature Atabey flavor notes have intensified on the Dioses while going through the Selected Tobacco aging process unique to the industry.”
Normally in the world of cigars & spirits, one would expect to pay more for this additional aging process. For this first batch of 10-Year Extra Aged, consumers will pay the same MSRP as the traditional 5-year-aged Atabey Dioses. Only 370 boxes of 25 cigars are available of the Atabey Dioses, and they will be presented in the same dress boxes as the traditional Atabey line with the addition of a 10-Year aged sticker on the inside of the box, and outer carton signifying the extra aging time.
Atabey Dioses 10 Year Extra Aged
Origin: Costa Rican
Vitola: 8 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Undisclosed & Peruvian Ligero
MSRP: $36.00 per cigar
Production: 370 boxes of 25/9,250 Cigars
Atabey Dioses 10-Year Extra Aged will be available to purchase this year at PCA 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada and will ship with orders placed at the convention. For more information on the Selected Tobacco portfolio, retailers should contact their local United Cigars representative or visit www.unitedcigargroup.com.
United Cigar began as a US-based cigar store chain in 1901 growing to nearly 3,000 shops. United Cigar eventually became part of the corporation that bought Marvel Comics in 1968. The United Cigar chain represented the interests of the Consolidated Tobacco Company, the tobacco trust that controlled the American Tobacco Company.
Today United Cigars distributes and manufactures premium cigars within the United States. Distribution agreements with Selected Tobacco (Atabey, Byron & Bandolero) as well as Jose Dominguez cigars. United Cigars has its own brands including the quick-selling bundle line Classic, La Gianna Havana, and our flagship brand United to name a few. United Cigar Series Unidas, a collaboration with respected manufacturers, provides premium cigar retailers with Limited Release productions.
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