I stopped by 7-20-4’s booth early on the first day and Kurt Kendall was quite happy about how the show was going so far for 7-20-4. Judging by the number of retailers I saw in the booth over the next couple of days, it seems to have continued to be good for the company.

One of the bigger things to note is that Kendall decided to move the 7-20-4 core line to Jesus Fuego’s factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The wrapper remains a Brazilian mata fina leaf, while the binder is now a Mexican San Andrés leaf and the fillers come from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, the latter of which draws on the Jalapa, Estelí and Condega growing regions.

So how do you tell the difference between cigars made at the old factory and ones made at the new? Kendall noted that the factory seal will be different, along with the markings on the bottom of the box, but at a glance, it is quite apparent by the artwork on the inside of the lid.

The old one has a smaller factory image.

While the new one is slightly larger.

7-20-4

Besides new artwork and a new factory, the 7-20-4 line is also getting two new sizes.

  • Wrapper: Brazil (Mata Fina)
  • Binder: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
  • 7-20-4 (6 1/2 x 46) — $7.95 (Box of 20, $159)
  • 7-20-4 Toro (6 1/8 x 54) — $9.60 (Box of of 20, $192)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

The Hustler Five & Dime PCA Exclusive

The PCA exclusive from 7-20-4 this year is, according to the company, “named after the 5 and 10 cent cigars that made 7-20-4 a household name.” It will only come in one size and is limited to 1,000 boxes.

  • Wrapper: Brazil (Habano) & Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Sumatra)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí and Jalapa) & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
  • The Hustler Five & Dime (6 x 52) — $12.50 (Box of 10, $125)

Drew Estate is the sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show

Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.