June 17, 2013 (Basel, Switzerland) — The new Griffin’s 2013 “Casino” Special Edition will attract enthusiastic gamblers and aficionados alike, united in their desire to be surprised by exceptional tobacco blends. With this innovative new product, both are lucky enough to win before they even start playing.

The new Griffin’s aromatic 2013 “Casino” Special Edition allies 17 “Casino” with four “Joker” cigars in the Robusto Extra Format, with a second ring of the same name. Thus the inspiration of blackjack, a game known as “17 + 4” in German-speaking countries, is unmistakeable: the smoker goes “all in” as the taste of the “Casino” cigar develops with immediacy and variety. The filler consists of tobacco from the Dominican Republic and the Jalapa Especial Seco from Nicaragua, providing nuances of white pepper and dark chocolate. It titillates the taste buds, with earthy, woody notes giving way to a lasting sweetness from the slightly reddish shimmer of the Ecuadorian wrapper. The final draw is lingering, smooth and creamy, rounding off the adventure perfectly. The four “Joker” cigars are rich in contrast, surprising the palate with an exciting blend of tobacco.

Griffin s 2013  Casino Special Edition

The packaging is specially designed so that the back of the black lacquer cigar box, when opened flat, can be used as a mini blackjack casino table. To ensure that the thrill of the gamecan run its course unimpeded, Griffin’s has included blackjack cards, chips and dice inside the lid.

The new Griffin’s 2013 “Casino” Special Edition is available worldwide from July 2013 in limited numbers (3,450 boxes) from selected specialist tobacco retailers.

  • Format Robusto Extra
  • Length 14 cm; 5 ¼ “
  • Diameter 2,14 cm; RG 54
  • Wrapper Ecuador Clara Rojiza
  • Binder Olor/Piloto (Dominican Republic)
  • Filler Viso, San Vicente Viso, Yamasá Viso and Jalapa Especial Seco.
  • Price 13.00 EUR (per cigar) 273.00 EUR EUR (21-piece box)
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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.