Guy Fieri is celebrating his 55th birthday this weekend, and he will do so with a limited edition cigar made for the occasion.
Knuckle Sandwich Cigars—the joint project between Fieri, the Food Network celebrity chef, and Espinosa Premium Cigars—is releasing the Knuckle Sandwich 55 to celebrate the occasion. It is a new 5 1/2 x 55 robusto extra made in a shape that is rounded more akin to an oval than a circle. Blend-wise, the Knuckle Sandwich 55 uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua. Like the other Knuckle Sandwich cigars, it is made at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua.
The MSRP is set at $15 per cigar and production is limited to 555 boxes of 10 cigars.
“Guy wanted to do something special for his birthday, what better gift than a special cigar made for a special occasion,” said Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Premium Cigars. “As luck would have it, this limited release coincides with the one-year anniversary of the launch of Knuckle Sandwich Cigars. We are both very proud of the success and reviews it has garnered in its first year.”
Espinosa Premium Cigars, which distributes Knuckle Sandwich, says that the 55 should ship to stores in early February.