Kristoff isn’t releasing any new cigars during the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show due in part to the fact that the company is concentrating on filling orders for existing products, all of which are currently back ordered according to Jarrid Trudeau, director of sales for Kristoff.

While the booth is the same as in years past—and just as imposing as well, with a large footprint and huge Kristoff logos—Trudeau showed me something new that had just been brought to him from the factory in the Dominican Republic.

Specifically, new box toppers will be replacing the existing versions for all of the company’s lines beginning after the show. Trudeau told me that the change was made to make the toppers cleaner and easier to read, as well as to increase the overall size of each topper to better fit the dimensions of the boxes they were being shipped with.

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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.