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To commemorate its first showing at PCA 2022, ATL Cigar Co (www.atlcigar.co) is updating three of its
core cigar lines: ATL Magic, ATL Black and ATL Libertad.
ATL Magic, released initially as a Sublime 6×54, will now feature a Belicoso 5×52 based on strong sales and
feedback from ATL’s enthusiastic customer base. Named #2 Cigar of the Year in 2021 by Stogie Press, the
ATL Magic is a medium-bodied cigar featuring a unique flavor and aroma with filler from Pueblo Nuevo
and a Mexican San Andres Natural wrapper. The Sublime will continue to retail for $9.99, whereas the
new Belicoso will be priced at $9.25. Blended by Luciano Meirelles and produced at Ace Prime –
Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, the new vitola provides a slightly more focused Magic flavor due to the
Belicoso cap, smaller ring gauge, and inch shorter in length.
“As a new brand launched in 2021, the ATL Magic took us to a different level in the industry, opening a
number of doors,” explained Leroy Lamar, ATL Cigar Co’s President. “It’s been a thrill to see people
discover and enjoy the Magic, and this new vitola will provide a more refined and flavorful experience of
In addition to the Magic, Ace Prime – Tabacalera Pichardo is also now producing an updated blend of the
ATL Black, re-released in May 2022. Originally developed in partnership with Jesus Martinez, the ATL Black
was placed into limited production during the company’s inaugural year and will now benefit from
Tabacalera Pichardo’s recent production expansion. Explaining the move, Lamar said, “We always loved
the blend of the ATL Black, so when we brought it to Luciano and Pichardo, we wanted to keep the core
flavor of ASP tobacco as well as the mix of “fuerte” and “suave” which is more unique in our Maduro.
Luciano retained the essence of what makes the ATL Black so special, but he also gave it greater depth
and nuance. So for our customers, this will be the ATL Black they love, only a little better.” The re-released
ATL Black features the same San Andres wrapper, a new binder from the Masaya region, and fillers from
Esteli (ASP), Jalapa and Pueblo Nuevo. Lamar noted that the ATL Black line will now be offered in its
original Torpedo 6×52 as well as a new vitola, the Gran Toro 6.5×56 – retailing for $11.49 and $12.49,
Finally, ATL Cigar Co is re-branding its ATL Libertad as the ATL Fye, effective June 30, 2022. While the
Jalapa Corojo-based blend produced by Aganorsa Leaf at TABSA will remain consistent, the re-brand of
the line is intended to distinguish it from the ‘La Libertad’ mark of Villiger S.A., while getting closer to the
heart of the company’s mother city. “When an Atlantan thinks something is phenomenal,” explains
Lamar, “we say it’s ‘Fye.’ And we think that represents this Aganorsa-produced cigar appropriately. In
addition, though, two children of our company’s founding families separately suggested the name; we
loved that we could make our kids a part of the company in this way.”
Retail Account Milestone
Finally, ATL Cigar Co recently celebrated opening its 100th retail account: Thick Ash in Newnan, GA
(https://www.instagram.com/thickashcigar/). With the most cigar shops of any city in the United States,
Atlanta boasts a rich cigar culture with a wide range of premium cigar experiences, heralding the future
of the brick-and-mortar landscape.
“Thick Ash, our 100th account, would be a top-5 cigar lounge in many cities,” explains Lamar. “But its
quality only demonstrates the high expectations of the Atlanta cigar enthusiast, and the increasing level
of competition in the brick-and-mortar space.” While some industry watchers have assumed that ATL is
an Atlanta-only brand, more than half of the company’s new retail accounts in the past 12 months are
located outside the company’s home state of Georgia.
ATL Cigar Co is grateful to all its retailers nationwide who promote the quality of boutique cigars and
appreciate the heart, hustle and soul of ATL, no matter where they call home.
To become a retail partner, visit atlcigar.co/retailers
About ATL Cigar Company
ATL Cigar Company is committed to bringing people together around a shared premium cigar experience.
With unique blends developed in partnership with leading tobacco farms and factories, we believe the
country’s greatest cigar city deserves its own line of great cigars. We are a diverse company with a shared
passion for quality, a reflection of the city and cigar community we love.
Social Media: @atlcigarco
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