If there are 40 of them, is it really limited?
Most the time yes, but at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Kings Cigars will unveil over 40 new SKUs, all limited products.
They are divided into 14 separate blends some with a single vitola and others with multiple vitolas.
Charlemagne is offered in a single 9 1/4 x 48 gran corona size ($15). It uses a Nicaraguan habano wrapper.
Solomon is offered in four sizes: Belicoso (6 1/8 x 52), Corona (5 1/4 x 46), Toro (6 x 54) and Gordo (6 x 60). It uses a Dominican candela wrapper and will be priced between $8-10.
King’s Maharaja will retail for $12-15 per cigar. It uses a Nicaraguan rosado wrapper and will come in Salomon, Corona, Toro and Gordo sizes. Kings keeps the sizes the same throughout its line, so a Solomon Toro is the same size as the Maharaja Toro.
David and TUT will both come in Corona, Toro and Gordo variants. David uses a Dominican corojo wrapper, while TUT is a barberpole with Ecuadorian habano and Nicaraguan broadleaf wrappers. The David retails from $7-9, while the TUT is $6.50-8.50 per cigar.
Richard – Lion Heart is the final size in the Signature Series. It’s actually four different blends, all in a 7 x 38 lancero ($7.50): Nicaraguan habano, Nicaraguan broadleaf, Dominican oscuro and Brazilian Arapiraca.
All of the aforementioned lines are limited to 50,000 cigars sold in boxes of 10. Interestingly, that means for the Charlemagne the company is making 50,000 A sizes whereas for lines like David and TUT, the company is splitting the 50,000 cigars between three relatively popular vitolas.
Oubliette is a four size like including Corona, Toro, Gordo and Pyramid. It uses a Dominican oscuro wrapper and will retail for $6-8.50 per cigar.
Hope Diamond and Crown are both offered in Corona, Toro and Gordo formats, all priced between $4-6 per cigar. Hope Diamond uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, while Crown uses a Dominican wrapper. Helios is offered in the same three formats, but prices are $1 per cigar more, meaning $5-7, it uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper.
Fans of larger ring gauge San Andrés cigars have Prince, which is offered in 4 x 64 ($7) and Gordo ($9) formats.The company says it has a four-year-old wrapper with a six-year-iild Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Estelí, Nicaraguan and Ecuador.
The Kings Reserve 5 Year Anniversary uses a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, habano binder and fillers from San Vicente, Dominican Republic. It’s offered in Corona, Toro and Gordo formats priced $10-12.
Alexandre comes in the same three sizes, but is priced significantly less at $4.50-6.50 per cigar. It uses a sun grown wrapper from Nicaragua.
Finally, the company will be introducing flavored cigars in tins with ring gauges between 24-30. These come under the Joan of Arc line, which will retail for $8-15 per box.
All of these non-Signature Series lines are limited to 100,000 cigars per line.
The company will begin shipping the 5 Year Anniversary now with the Prince to follow in September and the remainder of the cigars receiving respective launches later in the year.