IPCPR 2018: 7-20-4

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7-20-4 had a few interesting things at the show: a rebranding, a reintroduction and a cigar old enough to drink alcohol.

Owner Kurt Kendall gave me all the details on what was new this year for the brand.

7-20-4 1874 Series

After a five year hiatus, the 1874 Series is back.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Nicaragua

 

  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Corona Especial (6 x 46) — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Lancero Especial (7 1/2 x 38) — $11 (Boxes of 20, $220)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Robusto Especial (5 1/4 x 52) — $11 (Boxes of 20, $220)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Torpedo Especial (6 1/2 x 54) — $12 (Boxes of 20, $240)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: August 2018

7-20-4 WK Series

What used to be called the RG Series has been rebranded to the WK Series in honor of Kendall’s late son. Along with the rebranding the blend has been tweaked slightly as well.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua

 

  • 7-20-4 WK Series Churchill (7 x 50) — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)
  • 7-20-4 WK Series Gordo — $10.50 (Boxes of 20, $210)
  • 7-20-4 WK Series Robusto — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)
  • 7-20-4 WK Series Toro — $9.50 (Boxes of 20, $190)
  • 7-20-4 WK Series Torpedo — $10 (Boxes of 20, $200)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: July 2018

Erté Cigars

A while back, 22 years to be exact, a cigar was rolled in Costa Rica that was named Erté, which is the pseudonym of the artist Romain de Tirtoff. Kendall acquired these cigars, which had artwork of Erté’s on it.

Both in bundles and packaged in seven individual cardboard boxes featuring Erté’s The Seven Deadly Sins, these cigars have seen some limited release by Kendall over the years, but for the most part have been stored away in his vault. He decided to bring these to the show and release them again after 22 years.

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Brian Burt
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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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