While the Year of the Ox began on February 12, a new humidor from Promocigar has begun arriving on store shelves around the world.

The Cohiba Year of the Ox humidor contains 88 of the Cohiba Short, a machine-made cigar that measures 3 1/4 x 26. The number of cigars in the humidor is a nod to the number 8, which is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture.

The humidor has a glossy, high lacquer black finish with a depiction of a golden ox in the lower right corner. It is limited to 5,000 individually numbered humidors.

As with all Cuban-made cigars, prices vary based on the local market. In Germany it is priced at €188 ($226.06) per box; in Hong Kong, it is priced at HKD3828 ($493.44); and in Switzerland it is offered at CHF218.80 ($236.43).

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.