News: Kristoff Adding 7 x 70 to Kristania Line

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Photos of a new Kristoff Kristania 7 x 70 surfaced Tuesday on Facebook, and Glen Case has confirmed that the company will be adding the vitola to the line in the future.

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“‘Glen at the factory in the Dominican smoking the first Kristoff Cigars Kristania 7 x 70.’ Here Comes The BIG One!!” read the caption attached to another photo posted on Kristoff’s Facebook page. Initial reaction by fans of the company was overwhelmingly positive.

Case noted that after two and a half hours, he still hadn’t finished it, but that “the flavor was amazing.”

The first release of the Kristoff Kristania 7 x 70 is slated for mid-January 2013, and it will come with an MSRP around $7.50 per cigar. Case said that due to the projected demand, he is having additional molds made that will allow the factory to triple their production capability.

The Kristania line debuted at the 2011 IPCPR convention and trade show. It uses a Nicaraguan Criollo Habano wrapper and Dominican Habano for the binder and filler, and is currently available in three sizes:

  • Robusto – 5 x 50
  • Toro – 6 x 52
  • 5.5 x 60

The Kristania line carries an MSRP of approximately $5 per cigar. Its name comes a combination of Case’s children’s names: Kristofer and Brittany.

Update: The photo accompanying this story has been changed from the one that originally appeared with it.

Update (Jan. 26, 2013): Glen Case posted an update on Facebook that the 7 x 70 Kristania will begin shipping to tobacconists in February.

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Patrick Lagreid
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