Crux Cigars is adding a Lonsdale vitola to its Epicure line, and releasing it first to Privada Cigar Club.
The cigar is a 6 1/2 x 44 vitola, a size said to be a favorite of Brian Desind, founder of Privada Cigar Club. Like the other sizes in the line, it uses a Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper with a Nicaraguan binder and filler, which the company describes as a medium profile. The new size is priced at $10.99 per cigar.
It becomes the seventh size in the line:
- Crux Epicure Corona Gorda (5 3/8 x 46) — $9.26
- Crux Epicure Robusto (5 x 50) — $10
- Crux Epicure Toro (6 1/2 x 52) — $11.50
- Crux Epicure Robusto Extra (5 3/4 x 54) — $10.75
- Crux Epicure Short Salmone (6 x 54) — $11.99
- Crux Epicure Gordo (6 x 60) — $12.50
- Crux Epicure Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 44) — $10.99
Casey Haugen of Crux Cigars told halfwheel that the is a limited release, but has not yet disclosed how many cigars are being released. He added that the company does not currently have a timeline to get it to a regular production release.
This is the second time that Crux has partnered with Privada Cigar Club to release a new size in the Epicure line, as the Short Salomone debuted via Privada in early 2019.
Images courtesy of Crux Cigars.