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Apostate Cigars Adding Feathered Serpent to PCA 2022 Lineup

At the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, Apostate Cigars will add a fourth regular production brand to its lineup.

Feathered Serpent is a corona extra 6 1/2 x 46 consisting of a Dominican corojo seed candela wrapper over a Mexican San Andrés binder and a blend filler containing all Dominican tobaccos. The new cigar is named after Quetzalcóatl, a 13th century Mesoamerican god usually depicted as a mixture of bird and rattlesnake who is said to have created both the world and the humans who inhabited it.

“The candela (wrapper) was chosen to play with the snake theme,” said Brandon Oveson, founder and vice president of Apostate Cigars, in an email to half wheel. “This candela is creamy, smooth and more complex than it looks.”

As with all other cigars in Apostate’s portfolio, Feathered Serpent is made at the Tabacalera Palma factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic. Each cigar has an MSRP of $13 and will be sold in packs of 12 units wrapped in thick black butcher paper.

Feathered Serpent is expected to ship to retailers immediately after the 2022 PCA Convention & Trade Show, taking place July 9-13 in Las Vegas.

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the SmokingStogie cigar blog in 2008 after realizing there was a need for a cigar blog with better photography and more detailed information on each release. SmokingStogie has quickly become one of the most influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for its reviews of preproduction, preview, rare, extremely hard to find, and expensive cigars. I’m co-founder of halfwheel and now editor-in-chief of halfwheel.