After a two-month delay, the Ninfamaniac and Ninfamaniac Darks are leaving Miami to ship to retailers. This marks the debut release for Crux, a Minnesota-based company owned by Jeff Haugen and Joel Rodgers, co-owners of Tobacco Grove.

Announced in February, the 7 x 33 Ninfamaniac is sold in boxes of 30 for $179.90. Crux’s take on the ninfa shape is actually a double perfecto, meaning both the cap and foot are closed to a point. The Plasencia-made cigars are sold in either Jalapa habano or the darker Jalapa sun grown with an Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan fillers.

The Skeeterz was also slated to ship on April 1, Haugen told halfwheel it would begin shipping in approximately three weeks. 

Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.