A year after it was shown off, Karl Malone’s cigar will finally be released.

At the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the NBA Hall of Famer showed off his debut cigar line—made by La Aurora—and as this year’s trade show approaches the cigar is finally nearing approach.

Miami Cigar & Co., the distributor for both La Aurora and Malone’s brand, has announced that it expects to begin shipping at next month’s trade show.

The debut release is called by Barrel Aged by Karl Malone and as the name implies uses tobacco that was aged in barrels. The tobaccos—with the exception of the wrapper—were aged for six months in rum barrels, aged for six years using traditional methods and then aged for another six months in barrels.

Both the wrapper and binder are from Ecuador while the fillers are from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru.

It’s offered in four sizes.

  • Barrel Aged by Karl Malone Robusto (5 x 50) — $9 (Box of 20, $180)
  • Barrel Aged by Karl Malone Belicoso (6 1/4 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Barrel Aged by Karl Malone Sumo Toro (5 3/4 x 54) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • Barrel Aged by Karl Malone Churchill (7 x 47) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)

The 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show begins June 29 in Las Vegas.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

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