After a year-long delay, the Topper 125th Anniversary Grande will ship to stores next month.

Topper announced the cigar last year and said the cigars were ready at that time but packaging delays have kept the cigars from heading to stores. The Topper 125th Anniversary Grande is a 6 x 52 toro that uses a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper over a Dominican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Pennsylvania broadleaf. It is made at De Los Reyes in the Dominican Republic.

It has an MSRP of $12.50 per cigar and is sold in boxes of 20.

Those boxes are based on one of the oldest boxes in Chris Topper’s collection, which he believes are from 1933-1935 given the NRA logo that is on the inside of the lid. It is being first offered first to the 40-some-odd stores that sold the Topper 120.

Topper Cigar Co. announced the cigar last year, the year the company celebrated its 125th anniversary.

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