Kristoff Celebrates Queensbury Cigar & Pipe with QCP 25


Kristoff Cigars has released a new limited edition store exclusive in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Queensbury Cigar & Pipe in Queensbury, N.Y., the aptly named QCP 25.


The cigar is a 5 1/2 x 54 robusto that uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and Dominican filler. It is priced at $12 per cigar and comes in boxes of 10 cigars, with 200 boxes of cigars produced.

“Queensbury Cigar & Pipe means a lot to me and Kristoff,” said Jarrid Trudeau, vp of national sales for Kristoff. “They’re friends, partners, and their customers have become some of my favorite in the business,” he added, citing how Kathy Kelly started a coffee shop 25 years ago that had a cigar humidor in it, and grew it into a successful premium cigar shop with a growing online business.

“We wanted to make a cigar that all our customers could enjoy” said Kelly, owner of Queensbury Cigar & Pipe, via a press release. “This has been an awesome collaboration effort between Kristoff owner Glen Case, QCP cigar manager Dan Davison, and the QCP customers who all participated in tastings to find the right blend that was balanced and rich in flavor.”

Trudeau also mentioned knowing Dan Davison, the store’s general manager, for several years dating back to his days as a part-time tobacconist in Rhode Island.

“Seeing how far they’ve both come has been amazing and we are so excited to get the opportunity to make the QCP 25 to celebrate their anniversary.”

The cigar was released on Aug. 17 and is available both in-store and online.

Images courtesy of Queensbury Cigar & Pipe.

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