When Crossfire Cigars announced its new three chapter Library Series, it wasn’t known exactly when the final edition of the three-cigar trilogy would ship, other than sometime in the mid to late fall. When the company showed it off at the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, that date hadn’t been firmed up any more than “in the fall.”
Tomorrow, the third installment—called Legends of the Arapiraca for its Ecuadorian Arapiraca wrapper—heads to retailers across the country, with an official launch party coming to the Partysource in Bellevue, Ken. on October 13th.
In addition to the release date, the company has also confirmed that the cigar will sell for $11.99 per stick. It comes in the same size as the first two chapters, The Count of San Andrés and The Diary of a Connecticut, a 6 1/4 x 56 box pressed toro gordo. Those cigars were both released on July 1.
Jason M. Lois, Crossfire Cigar’s national sales manager, calls Legends of the Arapiraca the company’s most full bodied release to date, highlighted by “a very nice spice profile along with cedar, leather and earth.”
All three cigars in the Crossfire Library Series use a Dominican binder and filler, though Lois wouldn’t confirm that it’s exactly the same blend underneath the three different wrappers. 500 boxes of 10 cigars in each blend are being produced by Tabacalera William Ventura in the Dominican Republic. The boxes were designed by Lois to look like antique books, though instead of opening like a book they feature a slide-out tray.
Lois previously told halfwheel that the next edition will come as popularity and demand warrant, with the plan to release future editions in different vitolas.