Fox Cigar Bar Gets “The Fox” From My Father Cigars

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Fox Cigar Bar in Gilbert, Ariz. will add to its collection of store exclusives at its Foxtoberfest event on Saturday when it unveils a new cigar from My Father Cigars that is being called The Fox and released under the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial brand, though it’s not the same blend.

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The Fox from Jaime Garcia @myfathercigars. Premiering at Foxtoberfest 2014 this Saturday the 18th. 2pm. #cigars #smokeheavy #foxcigarbar

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The store has been incredibly quiet about the details, though a post by the store on its Instagram account confirmed that “the blend is completely different,” with Cliff Coen, general manager of Fox Cigar Bar telling halfwheel that it’s a Nicaraguan puro using a corojo oscuro wrapper, a blend that he worked on with Jaime García.

Coen described the blend as being medium bodied, full flavored and “very clean,” with spice in the front and an almost creamy finish.

Beyond that, it’s being released in a single toro vitola with a price point of $7.99, with the cigars coming in 20-count boxes for a box price of $159.80. A post on the store’s Facebook page has announced that there will only be 50 boxes available at the event, with Coen saying that the cigar will be an ongoing production with the next batch arriving in two to three weeks. All 50 boxes for the event have been signed by Janny García, who will be attending the Foxtoberfest event.

While the cigar has been shown both with and without a secondary band bearing the store’s logo, the first batch of 50 boxes won’t bear the secondary band, but future production will have it.

E-mails to My Father Cigars seeking comment on the project were not returned.

In the past year or so, Fox Cigar Bar has added a number of cigars made just for them, including the Illusione Sin Cinta, SWAG Foxtoberfest, La Flor Dominicana Foxtoberfest and Ortega Cigar Co.’s The Fox, though plans to expand the Ortega offering have been put on hold according to Coen.

(An earlier version of this story said that the cigar was based off a cigar Coen described as “older, one of Pepín’s first, a limited edition that he did for another company.” After the story was published, Coen clarified that The Fox is indeed not an old blend.)

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Patrick Lagreid
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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 the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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