Cornelius & Anthony to The Netherlands part two
Cornelius & Anthony to The Netherlands part two. A few days ago we broke the news that Cornelius & Anthony would be introduced to the Dutch market by Longfiller Company. We based that on a Facebook message and got a confirmation from Longfiller Company, but we brought the news prematurely. Cornelius & Anthony hadn’t confirmed it yet. Today we got word from Longfiller Company owner Sasja van Horssen that it’s a done deal.
He also revealed that he will bring in all five Nicaraguan made regular production lines, all made at the La Zona factory, owned by Erik Espinosa. The American made line Cornelius, from the small but highly praised El Titan de Bronze factory on Calle Ocho in Miami won’t come to The Netherlands because of a tax tariff on tobacco products from the USA. The lines that will be distributed are Daddy Mac, Venganza, Meridian, Aerial, and Señor Esugars.
Cornelius and Anthony is quite a new brand, but the Bailey family has been in tobacco growing in Virginia for about 150 years. Current president Steven Bailey decided to venture out into cigars and named the brand after the first generation Bailey who started the family business Cornelius Bailey and his second name Anthony. Cornelius and Anthony was born. Cornelius is pictured on the boxes with the Cornelius blend, it’s not serial killer H.H. Holmes as some claim.
The Daddy Mac line is named after Steven’s father, Mac, who’s been called Daddy Mac by all the employees. The cigar is made with a Nicaraguan filler, Ecuador binder, and Brazilian wrapper.
The Meridian is made with Nicaraguan and Dominican filler, a Nicaraguan binder, and a beautiful Rosado wrapper from Ecuador.
The artwork on the Venganza isn’t just a machine gun, it’s a machine gun patented by the Bailey family. The cigar is all Nicaraguan except for the Ecuador wrapper.
Señor Esugars is the dog of the Bailey family, and the dog on the artwork is really señor Esugars. After three years of blending, testing, and tweaking Bailey settled for a Mexican San Andres wrapper, an American grown binder, and an all Nicaraguan blend of filler tobaccos.
The fifth blend to be sold in The Netherlands is the Connecticut Shade wrapped Aerial. An Ecuador Connecticut Shade wrapper over an American grown binder and filler from Nicaragua.
All five lines come in a 6×60 gordo, 6×50 toro, 5×52 robusto, and 5½x46 corona Gorda. The cigars are expected to arrive in The Netherlands in six to ten weeks.