Knuckle Sandwich, the cigar line by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, has begun arriving in stores, a week ahead of its originally scheduled shipping date.

The cigar is being made in collaboration with Espinosa Premium Cigars and produced at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano factory in Ocatal, Nicaragua. There are two blends in the line; the Knuckle Sandwich Habano uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper and wears a black foot ribbon while being packed in red boxes. The Knuckle Sandwich Maduro uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and has a red foot ribbon and comes in black boxes. Both cigars use Nicaraguan tobacco for the binder and filler and will be offered in the same three sizes and packaging formats, though with some price differences:

  • Knuckle Sandwich Habano Corona Gorda R (5 5/8 x 46) — $11.50 (Box of 20, $230)
  • Knuckle Sandwich Habano Robusto J (5 x 52) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
  • Knuckle Sandwich Habano Toro H (6 x 54) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
  • Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R (5 5/8 x 46) — $11.95 (Box of 20, $239)
  • Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Robusto J (5 x 52) — $12.95 (Box of 20, $259)
  • Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Toro H (6 x 54) — $13.95 (Box of 20, $279)

The letters that appear after the vitola names are nods to significant people in Fieri’s life.

“Guy’s a cigar guy, loves to smoke, and is super excited about this project,” said Erik Espinosa in a press release. “We are very excited with the level of enthusiasm Guy has brought to this project, and we are both looking forward to getting out there and promoting this brand.”

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.