Update: here is our review of the Velvet Bowery.
Velvet Cigars, located in the East Village of Manhattan, is proud to announce the release of its newest line of cigars: The Bowery, a medium to full-bodied box-pressed cigar, featuring four year-aged Nicaraguan and Honduran filler, with a Habano Ecuadorian wrapper.
“The Bowery offers box-pressed perfection, with a rich and unique flavor augmented by the flawless Habano wrapper,” says Dan Bsharat, managing partner of Velvet Cigars. “For our newest release, we wanted to offer something very different and spent 10 months on the development of the blend and manufacturing of the cigar.”
Housed in a sleek, black box with velvet red accents, The Bowery adds a new, unique option to Velvetʼs diverse offering of prized hand-rolled cigars: The Cooper, The Astor and The Tompkins. “The new line is a perfect complement to our existing offering of freshly hand-rolled Dominican cigars. Our portfolio now consists of 16 distinctive cigars, so we can truly say we have a stick for everyone.”
Each Velvet Cigar line is named for locations in NYCʼs East Village, a diverse neighborhood with a vibrant nightlife and creative sensibility. The Bowery is named after the NYC thoroughfare of the same name, just a few short blocks from Velvet Cigar Lounge. Once considered NYCʼs Skid Row, The Bowery has gone through an incredible transformation, becoming a center for culture and nightlife.
The Bowery is available for purchase beginning September 2010 at the Velvet Cigar Lounge in the East Village and at velvetcigars.com. A box of 20 cigars retails for $195-$230, depending on the size: Robusto (5” x 50), Toro (6.5” x 52), Torpedo (6” x 52) and Churchill (7” x 52).