Date: May 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut for the Benelux. The cigars will be released on the Belgian and Dutch market this month. Germany and Switzerland had the European debut of the line a few weeks ago. Previously, the cigars were only available in the United States.

Royal Agio, the owner of the Balmoral brand, is a Dutch company. They have strong roots and a strong network. Dutch retailers have been asking for the new Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut from the moment it was released in the United States. And now they can finally fill the shelves of the humidor with the new blend.

Ministry of cigars Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut Benelux

Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut 

The Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut is made from some rare tobaccos. The filler contains a rarely used Pennsylvania 41 tobacco, mixed with Dominican Olor. As a finish, some exclusive Brazilian Mata Norte tobacco is used for the filler. That tobacco comes from the Mata Norte region of Brazil. The binder is Sumatra but from a twenty-year-old crop. The tobacco was harvested in 1999. The wrapper is true Connecticut Shade, coming from the Connecticut River Valley.

The cigar comes in five different sizes. The Torpedo MK25 with a length of 6¼ and a ring of 52. The Gran Toro measures 6×52. There is a Rothschild Masivo from 5×55. Then there is a Corona measuring 5⅞x42. And finally, there is a Petit Robusto FT from 4¼x48. 

The Balmoral Añejo series are now available in three blends. The Balmoral Añejo XO, the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro and the Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut.

Ministry of Cigars Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut

Royal Agio

Royal Agio was founded in 1904, in The Netherlands. The company is still a family-owned business. Their most famous brands are Balmoral and Meharis. Balmoral is available as a premium handmade cigar as well as machine made cigars. Meharis is all machine made.

The company has several cigar factories around the world. The premium cigars are made in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Royal Agio has four different lines with that name. This is a tribute to the city and the local Agio employees.

Ministry of Cigars Royal Agio
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