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