The Byron 1850 line was created in anticipation of celebrating nearly 175 years of the Byron family line and shares a distinguished portfolio with a current line of luxury brands: Alfonso, Atabey, Byron and Bandolero. Selected Tobacco started with the vision of Nelson Alfonso, to offer the market cigars that are aged with a purpose. All the Selected Tobacco lines are placed into cedar lined rooms after they are rolled, the cigars are “cleaned” as they age with cedar notes. Humidity is raised and lowered to allow the cigars to breathe anywhere from two(2) to five(5) years depending on the line.
The Byron 1850 line ages in a separate room, this was an experiment Nelson was testing after learning the complexity French Oak could offer. Some of the most famous wines in the world use French Oak barrels and this became an obsession to incorporate a new wood into the aging rooms for Nelson. The results after five (5) years of post-roll age in Cedar and French Oak aging rooms are the Byron 1850