Next month, Caldwell Cigar Co. will release a box-pressed version of its The King is Dead brand.

Like the original blend, The King is Dead Escape Plan will use a Dominican negrito mejorado wrapper over a Dominican binder. Unlike the original The King is Dead, it will not be a Dominican puro, instead the fillers are from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru.

The King is Dead Escape Plan will debut in four sizes:

  • The King is Dead Escape Plan Short Cut (5 1/2 x 46) — $14 (Box of 20, $280)
  • The King is Dead Escape Plan Grand Tour (5 x 54) — $15 (Box of 20, $300)
  • The King is Dead Escape Plan Drybeggar (6 x 52) — $15 (Box of 20, $300)
  • The King is Dead Escape Plan AutoPilot (7 x 48) — $15 (Box of 20, $300)

Robert Caldwell, founder of Caldwell Cigar Co., told halfwheel that Escape Plan will be an annual release for the company. For 2022, each size is limited to 300 boxes.

Update (March 7, 2022) — The original version of this story misstated the year, it is 2022.

Charlie Minato

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