Kristoff’s newest and most interestingly named cigar is on its way to retailers, as the Pistoff Kristoff began shipping last Friday.

The name comes from a customer who suggested that the company come out with a cigar called the Pissed Off Kristoff. Company owner Glen Case liked the sound of it but not the “pissed off” reference, so he changed the spelling on it.

Case says the blend has a full strength profile, using a natural Mexican San Andrés wrapper on top of an Indonesian binder and Nicaraguan fillers, but noting that it’s a deceptive strength because of the flavor and smoothness, which doesn’t convey its power via the mouthfeel. “It’s definitely the strongest cigar we’ve made,” promising that it will “get your head spinning,” he said.

It is being produced in four sizes, a Churchill (7 x 50, $9.20), 660 (6 x 60, $9.60), Robusto (5 1/2 x 54, $9) and Corona Gorda (5 3/4 x 48, $8.70), all coming out of the Charles Fairmorn factory in the Dominican Republic.

It’s the third new line from Kristoff this year, joining the previously released Kristoff Connecticut and Kristoff Habano.

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