Last year, 7-20-4 reintroduced the 1874 Series after a five-year hiatus, this year the company is switching up the sizes.

Earlier in the show, there was certainly traffic in the booth, which had a good placement on a main aisle up front. However early on the final day of the trade show, the booth—admittedly along with the rest of the trade show—was quiet. So I interrupted the solitude of owner Kurt Kendall and got the details of the new sizes.

7-20-4 1874 Series New Packaging, Gordo Especial & Toro Especial

Having first appeared in 2011, the 1874 Series isn’t new, but this year the company is giving it a new look while changing some of the sizes offered. The Torpedo Especial is gone, and in its place are two sizes, the Toro Especial and a 6 x 60 they’re calling the Gagger. All five sizes are regular production as the company looks to expand distribution of the line.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano Jalapa)
  • Binder: Indonesia
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Corona Especial (5 1/2 x 42) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Robusto Especial (5 1/4 x 52) — $11 (Box of 20, $220)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial (6 x 52) — $12 (Box of 20, $240)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Gagger (6 x 60) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • 7-20-4 1874 Series Lancero Especial (7 1/2 x 38) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2019

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Brian Burt

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.