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Cigar News: West Tampa Tobacco Co. Adds ‘Red’ To Core Line

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West Tampa Tobacco Company has introduced a new selection to its core line, West Tampa Tobacco Company Red. Offered in three sizes, “Red” could turn out to be one of their brightest colors in more ways than one.

Since Red offers a full-bodied smoke, when placed next to its predecessors, West Tampa White and West Tampa Black, the company can now boast that they offer something for everyone.

“Normally when I blend cigars, I don’t blend for what I like, I blend cigars for what my fans enjoy,” said Rick Rodriguez, master blender and co-owner of West Tampa Tobacco Company. “West Tampa Red gave me the opportunity to sit down with the factory and really focus on creating a blend that I enjoy.”

The blend starts with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper that Rick used on his inaugural West Tampa Attic Series release. However, that’s where Attic and Red part company. Although both blends share a Nicaraguan binder and filler, Rick did some creative tweaking for Red to deliver an unforgettable smoke.

cigar advisor news – west tampa tobacco co adds red to core line – release – open box West Tampa Tobacco Company Red will be available in the following sizes and presented in boxes of 20 cigars. Retail prices will also be in line with those of the West Tampa White and Black selections.

Robusto (5”x50) $8.99 MSRP/cigar
Toro (6”x52) $9.99 MSRP/cigar
Gigante (6”x60) $10.99 MSRP/cigar

Added Rick, “Red will be a reflection of what I believe is the next piece to lay in the West Tampa puzzle, a full-bodied cigar that delivers the full flavor consumers have come to enjoy from West Tampa.” CA