Kristoff will be bringing back a cigar from its history at next month’s Tobacconists’ Association of America meeting, giving the group of retailers first crack at the relaunched Vengeance.

The line uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, Indonesian binder and a filler that has tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Astute fans of the line will realize that it’s a bit of a change from the original blend, which had a Brazilian maduro wrapper and some Honduran tobacco in the filler.

Glen Case, founder and president of Kristoff Cigars, calls this new version a medium-full blend with notes of espresso, sweet mocha, graham cracker, and spice, finishing on a creamy cocoa note.

The Kristoff Vengeance is being relaunched in four sizes, all of which come in boxes of 20 and are being produced by the Charles Fairmorn factory in the Dominican Republic:

  • Kristoff Vengeance Perfecto (6 1/2 x 60) — $9.90
  • Kristoff Vengeance 6 x 60 — $9.60
  • Kristoff Vengeance Toro (6 1/4 x 54) —$9.30
  • Kristoff Vengeance Robusto (5 x 50) —$9

Case expects to ship the cigars in mid to late June, and then will open up orders to all retailers in early to mid-July.

Kristoff joins a number of other companies that have announced either special cigars or offers for TAA members; Altadis U.S.A. is re-releasing its Montecristo Artisan Series Batch 1 for the group, CLE will release the Eiroa First 20 Years Diadema, Crowned Heads will offer a new version of The Angel’s Anvil, and Tatuaje has announced the TAA 50th as an exclusive.

The TAA will hold its 50th annual meeting and trade show from April 29 – May 3 at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

Image courtesy of Kristoff Cigars.

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