262 Cigars will celebrate its firth anniversary in style. The company is slated to release its sixth blend this December 2015 called Suit & Tie. Suit & Tie will be become the company’s second short run release and will commemorate 262 Cigars’ five years in the cigar industry.
The story of the Suit & Tie happened when 262 Cigars founder Clint Aaron was on a factory trip working on some future cigars and fell in love with a blend. Not knowing what to do with the blend, he decided to shelve it.
“I was at the factory and this particular blend grabbed ahold of me. I wanted to wait until the timing was right, so we put it on the back burner,” Aaron said. He went on to say, “I was on a road trip, and all of the sudden it hit me like a ton of bricks. That blend would be perfect for a short-run to coincide with our 5 years of being in the industry.”
When it came to naming the song, Aaron drew his inspiration from a pop song. “I was driving down the highway, smoking that blend, the windows were rolled down, and Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake came on the radio. At that moment I knew that the cigar was destined to be put into production. I called Mike, Jerry, and Kyle and told them my hair-brained idea. They were on board and jumped right in; this has been a fun cigar to create. It had to be offered in my two favorite sizes, Box Press Toro and Lancero. It just made sense to call the cigar Suit & Tie; we really wanted to have some fun with this release.”
Suit & Tie will be available in ten count boxes for in both a Box Press Toro and a Lancero. A total of 250 boxes per size will be produced. Pricing will be $125.00 per box.
The company is also launching a promotion campaign around the Suit & Tie release:
Suit & Tie is 262’s first short-run production in almost four years. Back in February 2012, the company’s other short run cigar, the 262 Manifesto was released.
The company also has regular production offerings with its Paradigm, Ideology, Revere, and Allegiance lines. Earlier this year, the company unveiled its bundle release, Peacefield.
Where will these be available for purchase?
We have been told 262 Cigars will announce the retailers prior to release, but at a later date.