IPCPR 2016: Crux Cigars

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Crux Cigars Booth

While Crux Cigars did add a new brand to its lineup, this year’s show was more about new blends using already existing lines. In addition, the company released its first IPCPR exclusive release, which was sold only to retailers who ordered product during the show.

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Crux EpicureCrux Cigars Epicure

The new line is named Epicure, and the blend is a Nicaraguan puro utilizing a Connecticut wrapper with the binder and filler tobaccos hailing from various regions in Nicaragua. Epicure will be offered in three sizes — 5 x 50, 6 1/4 x 52 and 5 3/4 x 54 — all of which will be packaged in 10-count boxes that are scheduled to ship before the end of the year.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Epicure Robusto (5 x 50) – $8.50 (Boxes of 10, $85)
  • Crux Epicure Robusto Extra (6 1/4 x 52) — $9.99 (Boxes of 10, $99.90)
  • Crux Epicure Toro Extra (5 3/4 x 54) — $9.99 (Boxes of 10, $99.90)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Regular Production

Crux Limitada Show Exclusive 2016Crux Cigars Limitada Show Exclusive 2016

The first IPCPR show exclusive from Crux Cigars is the same blend as this year’s Limitada PB5, but in a smaller 5 x 52 box-pressed vitola that once again utilizes the Marblehead cap. The cigars are being given to retailers for free for purchasing a certain amount of product at the show, and no MSRP was specified by the company.

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Engañoso
  • Binder: Connecticut broadleaf
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Crux Limitada Show Exclusive 2016 (5 x 52)  — n/a (Boxes of 10, n/a)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Limited Production

Crux Sports DarkCrux Cigars Sports Dark

One of the two previous Crux blends getting a new wrapper is the Sports Dark. Like its brother, the new version is a 4 5/8 x 35 vitola, but replaces the habano Jalapa wrapper from Nicaragua with a sungrown habano Jalapa wrapper while retaining the Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler.

  • Wrapper: Sungrown Habano Jalapa
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Sports Dark (4 5/8 x 35) — $3.99 (Boxes of 30, $119.70)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Regular Production

 

Crux Skeeterz DarkCrux Cigars Skeeterz Dark

The second Crux blend to get a new version is the Skeeterz Dark which is still a 4 x 32 vitola, but like the Sports Dark, replaces the habano Jalapa wrapper from Nicaragua with a habano sun grown Jalapa wrapper while retaining the Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan tobaccos in the filler.

  • Wrapper: Habano Sungrown Jalapa
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Skeeterz Dark (4 x 32) — $3.15 (Boxes of 40, $126)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Regular Production

 

Crux Bull & Bear Gordo MarbleheadCrux Bull & Bear Gordo Marblehead

One of the line extensions from Crux is the Bull & Bear Gordo Marblehead, a 6 x 60 vitola with the company’s Marblehead cap.

  • Wrapper: Habano Jalapa
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Bull & Bear Gordo Marblehead (6 x 60) — $9.25 (Boxes of 20, $185)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Regular Production

 

Crux Classic Churchill Marblehead & GordoCrux Classic Chruchill Marblehead & Gordo

Another Crux brand getting line extensions is the Classic line, which is adding a 6 x 60 Gordo as well as a Churchill vitola that also includes the company’s Marblehead cap.

  • Wrapper: Habano Jalapa
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Classic Churchill Marblehead (6 3/4 x 47)  — $8.49 (Boxes of 20, $169.80)
  • Crux Classic Gordo (6 x 60) — $9.99 (Boxes of 20, $199.80)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Regular Production

 

Crux Guild BP MarbleheadCrux Guild BP Marblehead_

After announcing the Guild line last year in five sizes, Crux is adding a 6 x 60 box-pressed gordo vitola that once again incorporates the company’s Marblehead cap.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Guild BP Marblehead (6 x 60)  — $10.99 (Boxes of 20, $219.80)

Launch Date: 2016

Production: Regular Production

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Brooks Whittington
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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.

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