J. Fuego to Debut Heat at IPCPR, Ship in July

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Jesus Fuego has had his new Heat line in the works for some time, having first talked about the new line with halfwheel in September 2013. While his original plans to have the cigar released in the spring of 2014 didn’t come to reality, he has confirmed that the new cigar will be ready to debut at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show in July, and shipping may even begin in advance of the show. Fuego said he has already received orders for the cigar and is waiting to take delivery of the cigars to start filling them.

The J. Fuego Heat will debut in four sizes with wallet-friendly prices, the 4 1/2 x 46 corona gorda has an MSRP of $4.75, while the 5 x 50 robusto is $4.95, the 6 x 54 toro is $5.25 and 5 1/2 x 60 grande will be priced at $5.50, before taxes.

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Additionally, photos of the cigar and box have been shared by the company:

When he first announced the line, it appeared the Heat would use tobacco grown in Pennsylvania for the wrapper, something Fuego said he had been wanting to do for some time. That tobacco ended up being used in the recently released  J. Fuego Americana, while the Heat uses a Honduran Corojo wrapper, Nicaraguan Corojo binder, with Ecuadorian Sumatra and Nicaraguan Criollo for the filler.

Fuego says that the Heat will do a good job of filling the void left by the 777 Corojo, which was discontinued in the first quarter of 2014, describing it as offering a smooth, deep, medium-bodied flavor. The cigars are being made in Honduras at Tabacos de Oriente S.A.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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