Press Release: White Hat Fine Cigars has been patiently awaiting the release of their fourth and fifth lines of Cigars: Soneros Maduro, and Soneros Habano Claro. Following the successful releases of the H.R. Signature, H.R. Claro, and H.R. Blue, White Hat is extremely excited to launch their newest offering, Soneros!

“The cigars will start shipping in early April, but we have added them to our price sheet and have already begun taking pre-orders.” – Spence Drake

The cigars have been manufactured at their factory, La Corona in Estelí, Nicaragua by Don Omar González-Alemán and aging for the last several months. Don Omar González-Alemán comes from a family dedicated to growing tobacco. His father Miguel González Crespo, paternal grandfather, and uncles started this family tradition. The experience and wisdom passed down from previous generations allowed him to learn the tobacco craft from where it begins, the farm. After years in the farm, he took his talents to Havana where he ran one of the most famous factories in Cuba, La Corona; there he supervised the creation of some of the finest cigars in the world, including Cuba’s first limited edition cigar.

Today he continues his life’s work and passion from Estelí, Nicaragua; where Soneros was born. Similar to a “Sonero”, the lead singer in the Cuban “Son” music, who creatively improvises a beautiful melody, a master cigar blender crafts a blend of tobacco by improvising and experimenting until the result is perfection.

“We have been excited about both of these blends since we finalized them in early 2016. Based on the sampling we’ve done with our “friends and family” in the industry, I expect this to be our most successful release to date!” – Spence Drake

In both the Maduro and the Habano Claro, the Corona Gorda, Robusto, and Toro sizes will be box-pressed; while the 6X60 will be round. The Soneros Maduro is a medium to full offering featuring an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro Wrapper, a Mexican San Andrés Binder, and Fillers from Estelí, Jalapa, and Pennsylvania. The Soneros Habano Claro is a medium offering featuring and Ecuadorian Habano Claro Wrapper, a Jalapa Binder, and Fillers from Estelí, Jalapa, and Peru.

“When creating a cigar we aim to achieve a deep richness, balance, aroma, and most importantly, a consistent product; I think that is what we have successfully done with the Soneros blends. The processes we use require a lot of time, but that is what it takes to create blends like these, there are no shortcuts. We grow most of the tobacco, ferment all of the tobacco, then age the tobacco for a minimum of two years before the cigars are rolled. We are honored to present these cigars to our customers and truly appreciate their support.” – Don
Omar González-Alemán

Soneros Habano Claro Sizing and Pricing:

Corona Gorda (5.5 x 46, box-pressed): $109/$5.45

Robusto (5 x 50, box-pressed): $129/$6.45

Toro (6 x 52, box-pressed): $149/$7.45

Gordo (6 x 60, box-pressed): $169/$8.45

Soneros Maduro Sizing and Pricing:

Corona Gorda (5.5 x 46, box-pressed): $119/$5.95

Robusto (5 x 50, box-pressed): $139/$6.95

Toro (6 x 52, box-pressed): $159/$7.95

Gordo (6 x 60): $179/$8.95

The above statement and photo credits belong to White Hat Cigars.

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