The famed Cabaiguan WCD 120 will return to W. Curtis Draper on Friday, this time known as the Cabaiguan WCD 120 REDUX. Pete Johnson is the first of four cigarmakers that have been comissioned to produce special cigars commemorating the Washington D.C. store’s 125th anniversary and has decided to remake the cigar he made for their 120th anniversary.
Pete Johnson explained the change in name, “Blend and size are the same as before. 5 years between production dates so that’s why we called it 120 REDUX.”
The only other difference besides date of production is that the new version will feature a different date on the box. You can see the prominent date display in Brooks’ review of the WCD 120.
Production numbers have increased over the original run and there will be 250 boxes of 12 cigars available this weekend and two special boxes of 125 available for W. Curtis Draper’s annual Little Puff charity event in the fall.
Pete Johnson will be at W. Curtis Draper’s (new) downtown location on Friday and the Bethesda location on Saturday. Details here.
According to Pete, the price is expected to be the same ($7.70) as the original, but W. Curtis Draper has not finalized pricing yet. Update: the price is actually lower, $7.50 per single, $84.00 per box. Update: W. Curtis Draper is taking preorders. You can call them at 202.638.2555 and order a box which will ship either today or Monday and tell them halfwheel sent you. There is a two box limit.
Update: As of 3:45 PM EST, W. Curtis Draper is no longer taking phone orders. Boxes are still available for in-store purchase.
Pics via W. Curtis Draper Facebook
- Name: Cabaiguan WCD 120 REDUX
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.
- Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Ecuador
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Size: 4 5/8 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 42
- Vitola: Petit Corona
- MSRP: 7.50 (Boxes of 12, $84.00)
- Release Date: February 3, 2012
- Number of Cigars Released: 250 Boxes of 12 Cigars & 2 Cabinets of 125 Cigars (3,250 Total Cigars)