I don't know if this is a new line: 1844 Nicaragua, with a turquoise and gold band. Smoked very well, smooth, no hitches throughout. Kept me company outside tonight. Went too quickly though.
I’m disappointed that you were not disappointed...I'm not sure if it was an 1844, but I was gifted an Upmann NC with a turquoise band about three years ago. Totally different cigar than the Cuban H. Upmann, but it was a rather good smoke, IIRC. I remember being surprised by it, thinking I'd be disappointed.