Later this year, Casa Turrent will celebrate Alberto Turrent’s 60 years as a tobacco producer with the A. Turrent 60 Cosechas, a limited edition puro that uses Mexican-grown San Andrés Negro tobacco.
Specifics of the blend are not yet being disclosed, though the company has confirmed that it will use a maduro wrapper and that the tobaccos are aged. In the case of the wrapper and binder, both are between five and seven years old, while the filler tobaccos are between five and 15 years old. The company said it will announce additional details closer to the cigar’s release, but it has described the blend as being very balanced and complex, while offering a medium to full strength profile.
The cigar is offered in a 6 x 50 toro vitola, which will have an MSRP of $25. The company is producing 3,000 boxes, each containing 15 cigars, which are slated to arrive in cigar stores in November.
The anniversary of Alberto Turrent’s 60 years in tobacco production actually occurred in 2020, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to mark the anniversary and release the cigar were shifted to this year. He joined the family business in 1960 at age 22 after finishing schooling, with his first job driving a truck to move tobacco and people. He has since been joined by his son, Alejandro Turrent, who became the fifth generation to join the business, which dates back to 1880.
In addition to recognizing Turrent’s milestone, the company also said the cigar is a recognition of the wealth and generosity of the Mexican land, which has allowed the cultivation of San Andrés Negro tobacco.