Knuckle Sandwich Cigars—the partnership between Guy Fieri, the Food Network star, and Espinosa Premium Cigars—has begun shipping its third regular production line.
Select stores have begun receiving the Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut, which uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers. Like all other Knuckle Sandwich cigars released to date, it is produced at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua.
As is the case with the other two regular production lines—Habano and Maduro—it’s offered in three sizes. While all three blends are offered in Robusto and Toro sizes, the Connecticut gets a 6 1/2 x 48 Short Churchill instead of the 5 5/8 x 46 corona gorda size that is used for the other lines.
- Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut Robusto J (5 x 52) — $12.50 (Box of 20, $250)
- Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut Short Churchill G (6 1/2 x 48) — $13 (Box of 20, $260)
- Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut Toro H (6 x 54) — $13.50 (Box of 20, $270)
“In the last year, Guy has shown his enthusiasm and commitment to our industry and the Knuckle Sandwich line,” said Erik Espinosa in a press release late last year. “He is excited about adding a Connecticut offering to the Knuckle Sandwich brand and providing yet another smoking option to its fans.”
Espinosa Premium Cigars, which distributes the line, previously said it would first ship the Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut to a limited number of accounts—Espinosa lounges and select other stores—in January before shipping it to stores nationwide next month.