Company’s First Premium Cigar
In 2010, Zander-Greg, Inc., introduced their first true premium cigar, Cuban Legends, part of their popular Nat Cicco brand. Previously, Nat Cicco cigars were only machine-bunched, hand-rolled value-priced cigars. Cuban Legends’ success was due to the company’s ability to offer the all-premium tobacco, hand-made cigar, at bargain prices.
Zander-Greg has now added two new shapes to its existing Cuban Legends Churchill (7.5″ x 52), Torpedo (6″ x 54), Toro (6″ x 56), and Robusto (5″ x 54). They are the #4, a 4″ x 58 parejo, and the #4T, a 4″ x 58 torpedo. Like the other sizes, both come in Cuban-seed Rosado wrappers, in Natural and Maduro.
Cuban Legends are made in Nicaragua, with a Nicaraguan filler blend. Presented 40 cigars to a box, their suggested retail pricing for the existing shapes ranges from $2.15 to $2.60 each. Zander-Greg began shipping the #4 cigars at press time, at an MSRP of $2.15.
The Nat Cicco name first appeared in 1965, with the Churchill and Robusto Rejects value-priced medium-filler cigars. They were the industry’s original cigars on the rejects-or-factory seconds theme, often copied by other cigar manufacturers. Over the years, Nat Cicco Rejects, and now, Cuban Legends, have proven to be a lot of cigar for the money, as well as a smooth, refined smoke.