Vintage Cigar Distributors, the parent company of 7-20-4 Cigars, has begun shipping four of the five sizes in the revamped 1874 Series that was shown off at the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show this summer.

The line traces its roots back to 2011, when 7-20-4 Cigars released the 1874 Series as a nod to the year that the original 7-20-4 Cigar Company was founded by R.G. Sullivan in Manchester, N.H. Eight years after its debut, Kurt A. Kendall, the brand’s current owner, has refreshed the look and revamped the vitola lineup to include five sizes:

  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Corona Especial (5 1/2 x 42) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Robusto Especial (5 1/4 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial (6 x 52) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Gordo Especial (6 x 60) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Lancero Especial (7 1/2 x 38) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)

Kendall added the Toro Especial and Gordo Especial, while removing the Torpedo Especial that was seen at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. The updated 7-20-4 1874 Series is made at Plasencia Cigars S.A. in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Of the five sizes, all but the Corona Especial is currently en route to retailers, with that size scheduled to ship by the end of 2019, according to a press release issued by the company.

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