KILO, the pet project of Miami Cigar & Co.’s Barry Stein, is set for a 2014 debut. This past weekend, Stein tweeted that it would be released on January 24, 2014, the 166th anniversary of when gold was discovered in California. Stein told halfwheel the cigar will go to 24 accounts, known as “24 KT” stores in January and will see a full launch at the 2014 IPCPR trade show and convention.
Stein debuted the cigar at the 2013 Chattanooga Tweet-Up in August and it has since seen a second release in New Mexico. So far only the Robusto size has debuted although Stein has indicated to halfwheel a Corona and Gordo size were being tested as possible options.
The cigar’s gold theme is not only evident in some of the naming, but also the boxes and bands.