AKA/ACME Cigar Company

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For a booth that apparently was a last minute decision to even have – AKA/Acme Cigar Company’ space was setup nice and had a number of new things to show off.

AKA ACME Cigar Company booth IPCPR 2016

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Located on an endcap right next to one of the lunch spots, it was an easy to spot booth. Acme Cigar Company – the new company that was launched last year – and AKA were on either side of the booth, creating some separation yet still obviously under the same umbrella.

AKA ACME Cigar Company Route 66 Pit Stop IPCPR 2016

Acme Route 66 Pit Stop

Introduced last year along with the company, the Route 66 blend got a new size called the Pit Stop. A short, stubby smoke, it was created to fill the “quick smoke” void without going small on the ring gauge.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa Criollo
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Mexico and Nicaragua
  • Acme Route 66 Pit Stop (3 x 52) – $3.75 (Boxes of 30, $112.50)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: Regular

AKA ACME Cigar Company Route 1 IPCPR 2016

Acme Route 1

One of the new lines from the Acme side of the company is a Connecticut wrapped offering, offered in nine vitolas.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
  • Acme Route 1 Dually (8 1/2 x 52) – $8.15 (Boxes of 20, $163)
  • Acme Route 1 Jalopy (4 1/2 x 42) – $6.15 (Boxes of 24, $123)
  • Acme Route 1 Quick Stop (3 x 52) – $4 (Boxes of 30, $120)
  • Acme Route 1 Rail Job (7 x 38) – n/a (Boxes of 20, n/a)
  • Acme Route 1 Sedan (7 x 48) – $7.15 (Boxes of 20, $143)
  • Acme Route 1 Super Sport (5 x 50) – $6.65 (Boxes of 20, $133)
  • Acme Route 1 T-Bucket (5 1/2 x 44) – $5.90 (Boxes of 20, $118)
  • Acme Route 1 The Hog (6 x 54) – $7.65 (Boxes of 20, $153)
  • Acme Route 1 Wide Load (6 x 60) – $8.15 (Boxes of 20, $163)

Launch Date: September 2016

Production: Regular

AKA ACME Cigar Company ACME Limitada IPCPR 2016

Acme Limitada

An interesting cigar that Lundy was very happy to show off was the Acme Limitada. Rolled in 2009 by the late Frank Llaneza, founder of the Nicaraguan American Cigars SA (NACSA) factory, it was in a back aging room that the factory workers would occasionally grab one to smoke. Lundy said he found out about them one day, asked if he could package them up and was given 6,000 to package and sell.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua, Ecuador
  • Acme Limitada (Petit Corona) – $8 (Boxes of 12, $96)

Launch Date: September 2016

Production: 500 Boxes of 12 released (6,000 Total Cigars)

AKA ACME Cigar Company Congratulations IPCPR 2016

AKA Congratulations

Congratulations wasn’t a trademarked cigar name, until Lundy had the idea to do so. The idea was to have a celebratory offering that was more encompassing than just a it’s a boy or girl cigar. Using the Solace blend, it is repackaged into a glass tube and a different box. Lundy mentioned that the above box was a mock up and not the final product.’

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Honduran Criollo
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras
  • AKA Congratulations (5 1/2 x 50) – $10 (Boxes of 10, $100)

Launch Date: September 2016

Production: Regular

AKA ACME Cigar Company The Dirty Dozen IPCPR 2016

The Dirty Dozen

The last product on the list is a bundle cigar–in bundles of 12–hence the name. It will come in four different blends, all in the same four sizes.

  • Wrapper: Habano (Natural)
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • The Dirty Dozen Natural 6 x 60 (6 x 60) – $3.75 (Bundles of 12, $45)
  • The Dirty Dozen Natural Churchill (7 x 48) – $3.25 (Bundles of 12, $39)
  • The Dirty Dozen Natural Robusto (5 x 50) – $3 (Bundles of 12, $36)
  • The Dirty Dozen Natural Toro (6 x 54) – $3.50 (Bundles of 12, $42)
  • Wrapper: Sumatra
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • The Dirty Dozen Sumatra 6 x 60 (6 x 60) – $3.75 (Bundles of 12, $45)
  • The Dirty Dozen Sumatra Churchill (7 x 48) – $3.25 (Bundles of 12, $39)
  • The Dirty Dozen Sumatra Robusto (5 x 50) – $3 (Bundles of 12, $36)
  • The Dirty Dozen Sumatra Toro (6 x 54) – $3.50 (Bundles of 12, $42)
  • Wrapper: Barber Pole Maduro/Sumatra
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • The Dirty Dozen Barber Pole 6 x 60 (6 x 60) – $3.75 (Bundles of 12, $45)
  • The Dirty Dozen Barber Pole Churchill (7 x 48) – $3.25 (Bundles of 12, $39)
  • The Dirty Dozen Barber Pole Robusto (5 x 50) – $3 (Bundles of 12, $36)
  • The Dirty Dozen Barber Pole Toro (6 x 54) – $3.50 (Bundles of 12, $42)
  • Wrapper: Maduro
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • The Dirty Dozen Maduro 6 x 60 (6 x 60) – $4 (Bundles of 12, $48)
  • The Dirty Dozen Maduro Churchill (7 x 48) – $3.50 (Bundles of 12, $42)
  • The Dirty Dozen Maduro Robusto (5 x 50) – $3.25 (Bundles of 12, $39)
  • The Dirty Dozen Maduro Toro (6 x 54) – $3.75 (Bundles of 12, $45)

Launch Date: September 2016

Production: Regular

 

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Brian Burt
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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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