“Anyone who has smoked Connecticut cigar brands of old knows the perfecto is a classic size,” said Melillo. “Most of the Connecticut cigars sold back in the day, we’re talking the ’40s and ’50s, were perfectos. F.D. Grave & Son, Topper … all those guys had a perfecto.”
And now so will Tabernacle, as the two new perfectos known as David and Goliath begin heading to shops soon. David measures 5 inches by 54 ring gauge, while Goliath is a bit fatter at 5 by 58. Both shapes will come packed in 25-count, slide lid boxes. David will carry a retail price of $12, while Goliath will cost $14 per cigar.
The new sizes feature the same blend as the other Tabernacle sizes: dark, Connecticut broadleaf wrapper covering a Mexican San Andrés binder and filler leaf from Honduras and Nicaragua, including a leaf from La Soledad, a notable farm owned by cigar maven A.J. Fernandez.