While the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show is still just over four months away, Gurkha has announced its first trade show release, the 15-Year Cellar Reserve.

The cigar is being released to commemorate the Cellar Reserve’s 10-year anniversary, a line that has branched out into several offshoots and become one of the more visible in the company’s extensive portfolio since its debut in 2007. A press release issued by the company notes that the details about the cigar will be released at the trade show, though the company did disclose that it will be released in a “special vitola” and will come in 50-count boxes.

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“The Cellar Reserve was our very first brick and mortar exclusive cigar and it has had continued success and amazing ratings,” said Kaizad Hansotia, ceo of Gurkha Cigars, via a press release. “This cigar speaks to the cigar lover and will be created to encompass everything that is loved of our signature cigar.”

The company launched the Cellar Reserve line in 2007 with a Dominican puro, updating the line’s packaging in 2011 and adding a cigar noted for the use of at least some 15-year-old-tobacco. In 2013, the company added the Cellar Reserve Limitada, which used a Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper over Dominican fillers. Since then, each new year has brought a new installment to the series, as the Cellar Reserve Edición Especial Solara (18) was released in 2014 and the Cellar Reserve Platinum (12) was released in 2015. In 2016, Gurkha added the Cellar Reserve 21, which uses a Connecticut shade grown wrapper over binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic.

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