For this year’s PCA Convention & Trade Show, Warfighter Tobacco Co. is showing off two new cigars: the first is being released as part of a charity that benefits service members and veterans, while the other is an addition to an ongoing series of limited editions.

The veteran-owned business debuted during the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show and has since gone through a number of major changes, including switching production from Plasencia Cigars S.A. to Tabacalera Carreras in 2020.

While the booth was the same as last year, there was one new addition: a golden retriever service dog was hanging out and greeting attendees. The company was also handing out name badge holders that were branded with the Warfighter logo to everyone who stopped by.

Warfighter Heroes Sports

This is a regular production line that was created as a way to support Heroes Sports, a San Antonio-based charity that offers service members and veterans opportunities to play sports, hunting and fishing trips, concert tickets and others. According to the company, a portion of the sales of the Heroes Sports cigar will be donated to the charity.

  • Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Warfighter Heroes Sports (6 x 52) — $11 (Box of 10, $110)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2022

Warfighter Victory 4th Edition

As the name indicates, this is the fourth cigar in the company’s Victory Series. However, while the previous three releases were sold exclusively online, the newest incarnation will be sold through retail channels as well as online.

  • Wrapper: Brazil (Mata Fina)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Warfighter Victory 4th Edition (6 x 54) — $17.76 (Box of 10, $177.60)

Production: 2,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (20,000 Total Cigars)

Release Date: August 2022

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