Date: June 2020
Author: Inspector Z

New cigars and accessories for Switzerland. The Royal Cigar Company has announced the introduction of the Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua for the Central European country. And the new Xikar Meridian lighter is also on its way to Switzerland.

Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua.

The 4th installment of the Balmoral Añejo XO series was introduced to the American market in 2019. Switzerland is the second European country to see the release of this cigar. A few weeks ago, the line was introduced in Germany. Other European markets are set to follow.

Ever since Royal Agio released the Balmoral Añejo 18 in 2012, the line has impressed cigar lovers all over the world. The initial release was made with an 18-year-old Brazilian wrapper. When Royal Agio ran out of the wrapper, the Dutch cigar maker followed it up with the Balmoral Añejo XO which became a popular cigar all over Europe. It was such a success that Royal Agio introduced several extensions to the Balmoral Añejo XO series. First, there was the Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro, followed by the Balmoral Añejo XO Connecticut. Last year, Royal Agio did what many Dominican brands did before and it looked at Nicaragua for a new line. That became the Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua.

Though the complete line has five different vitolas, Swiss cigar aficionados will only see three. Those are the 4¼x48Petit Robusto, a 5×55 Rothschild Masivo, and the 6×52 Gran Toro.

Ministry of Cigars - Balmoral Añejo XO Nicaragua

Xikar Meridian

A few weeks ago, Xikar announced the Meridian. A cigar lighter for the lovers of a soft flame. The problem with soft flames is that it’s hard to light a cigar when there is a draft. Xikar fixed that problem by creating a 3 pit soft flame. Something that is common in jet flame lighters, yet unique for a soft flame. The lighters come with a fuel window, and the flame is adjustable. 

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