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After rebranding nearly all of its products—a top-down approach that changed its core logo and the packaging of its brands—in 2019, Crux Cigars has a more typical approach at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show. There are new sizes for its Du Connoisseur and Bull & Bear brands, as well as the returns of four different limited edition cigars.

While the booth was very similar to the one the company showed off in 2019, there were some minor changes, including the addition of a television screen showing looping videos on each Crux line and new ad sheets showing off the new packaging. The booth also won the Attendee Choice Best in Show award for Small Booths at the show. 

Crux Bull & Bear Double Corona

The largest size in the Bull & Bear line so far, which now includes four different vitolas.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Bull & Bear Double Corona (7 x 54) — $10.49 (Box of 20, $209.80)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 19, 2021

Crux Du Connoisseur No. 4

Along with new packaging for the entire line, Crux showed off a new vitola in the form of the No. 4, which features the thickest ring gauge so far.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Habano Jalapa)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Honduras

Crux Du Connoisseur No. 4 (5 3/8 x 46) — $9.99 (Box of 20, $199.80)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 19, 2021

Crux Epicure Short Salomone (2021)

Formerly a limited release that was sold in 2019, the Epicure Short Salomone is now a regular production offering for the company.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Crux Limitada Epicure Salomone (6 x 54) — $13.99 (Box of 20, $279.80)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: July 19, 2021

Crux Limitada 2021

None of the three Limitada releases at PCA 2o21 are new sizes or blends, but this is the first time that Crux has released three of them at the same time. As with past incarnations, the Limitada The Show 2021 is being sold exclusively to retailers that attend this year’s PCA trade show in person.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Engañoso)
  • Binder: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
  • Crux Limitada PB5 2021 (5 3/4 x 54) — $13.99 (Box of 20, $279.80)
  • Crux Limitada Short Salomone (6 x 54) — $14.99 (Box of 20, $299.80)
  • Crux Limitada The Show 2021 (5 x 52) — $11.99 (Box of 20, $239.80)

Production: 1,000 Boxes of 20 Cigars (20,000 Total Cigars) Per Vitola

 

NullDrew Estate is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.