The new blend combines two unusual tobaccos for an exotic combination among premium cigars – Peruvian and East Indian filler leaf – matched with a Dominican binder. The cigars are offered in a choice of two wrappers styles: the Signature 1887 Black is finished with a Nicaraguan wrapper, while the Signature 1887 Red features an aged Connecticut Shade wrapper.
Both blends are available in a single 6 1/2 x 55 shape. The cigars are presented in elegant lacquered black or red boxes containing 48 cigars with a suggested retail price of $384 for a box of Reds ($8.00 per cigar) and $400 for a box of Blacks ($8.33 per cigar). Only 1,500 boxes of each style will be produced in 2008.