Next up in Federal Cigar‘s series of anniversary releases is the Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary EPC Medalla D’ Oro (read about the last release here). The Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary EPC Medalla D’ Oro will be similar in blend to the EPC 2012 Short Run (which I reviewed here), except with some added ligero. The packaging and presentation, much like the blend, has some added zing to it. Each cigar will be wrapped in gold foil from the band to the cap, and each cigar will be topped off with a neat pig tail.
Like all of the Federal Cigar Anniversary releases this one will be very limited, only 500 10-count boxes (5,000 cigars total) will be made. The cost will be $85 dollars a box, and they will not be available on Federal’s website till early March. Once they are release you can either order them online here, or call 603-679-2447.
Size: 6 1/2 x 44
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
The following are photos of the Federal Cigar 92nd Anniversary EPC Medalla D’ Oro taken directly from Ernesto Perez Carrillo’s desk at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
About Federal Cigar:
Federal Cigar began its rich history in 1921 – when it opened the doors in downtown Portsmouth as United Tobacco. The United Tobacco location was run successfully for nearly 20 years by Melvin Goodman, when in the 1930′s United Tobacco began closing location across the country.
Having become a staple of the Portsmouth NH area, Mr. Goodman purchased the location in the late 1930′s. It was then that he officially changed the store name to Federal Cigar. Mr. Goodman owned and operated the store until his retirement, when in 1960 he sold to Harold Silverman.
During Mr Silverman’s ownership,Federal Cigar became a place of congregation in bustling downtown Portsmouth. Becoming a center for politics, current events, town business and more.
In 1981 the company was passed on to Leonard Segrin. The company was in the right hands, and continued its long history of quality, community, and service in Portsmouth NH.
The new age of Federal Cigar came to life in July 2008, when the company was purchased by Rick and Meghan Gadway. In less than three years, the company has expanded to four locations serving all of Southeast New Hampshire.