Kristoff will be adding a new core line at this year’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, the Kristoff Shade Grown.

Glen Case told halfwheel that the new line features a shade grown, Honduran Connecticut-seed wrapper that sits atop a Dominican binder and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, a blend he described as being in the mild to medium range.


It is being released in three sizes, all being produced at the Charles Fairmorn Factory in the Dominican Republic:

  • Kristoff Shade Grown Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) — $7.90 (Boxes of 20, $158)
  • Kristoff Shade Grown Churchill (7 x 50) — $8 (Boxes of 20, $160)
  • Kristoff Shade Grown Matador (6 1/2 x 56) — $8.90 (Boxes of 20, $178)

Case said he expects the line to begin shipping in June.

Box counts were added to this story shortly after it was published.

NullDavidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.


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