As far as new releases, it will be a relatively quiet IPCPR for Kristoff, especially in comparison to last year’s launch of the Galerones line and the 685 Woodlawn, but that doesn’t mean that Glen Case won’t have a new product to show off to retailers and the cigar industry.
Case confirmed to halfwheel today that he will be releasing the Kristania Maduro at the trade show, a new release that will become a regular part of the company’s offerings. The cigar uses a Brazilian maduro wrapper in place of the original version’s Nicaraguan Criollo Habano wrapper. The Dominican Habano binder and filler remain the same.
All four current production sizes of the Kristania will get a maduro version: the 5 x 50 robusto comes with an MSRP of $5.60, the 6 x 52 toro is $5.88, the 5 1/2 x 60 is $6.64 and the 7 x 70 comes with a suggested price of $8.34.
The 7 x 70 size will be packed in 29-count boxes, while the other three sizes will all have 50 cigars per box. The cigars are being made in the Dominican Republic by the Charles Fairmorn factory.
Case says he expects to begin shipping the new Kristania Maduro immediately after the show.