It’s been a 16-month journey, but Crux Cigar Company’s Epicure is finally heading to retailers this week.

The Crux Epicure is the company’s first Connecticut Shade cigar. The cigar was first announced in July 2016 just before the IPCPR Trade Show. The cigar had a limited release and then was showcased this past July at the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show.

The cigar features what Crux refers to as a Lujo (which translates to luxury in Spanish) Shade wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder and filler. It is available in four sizes. The Epicure is packaged in ten-count boxes and will be a regular production offering. The cigar is produced at the Plasencia Cigars factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

“Yes, It’s been a long time in development, but we couldn’t be more excited with the release of the Crux Epicure,” said Crux Cigars President Jeff Haugen, “We are looking forward to the response from premium cigar smokers.”

The Crux Epicure is now a regular production release. We assessed the Crux Epicure back on November 15.

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Plasencia SA)

Vitolas Available

Corona Gorda: 5 3/4 x 46 ($9.25 per cigar)
Robusto: 5 x 50 (SRP $10.00 per cigar)
Toro: 6 1/4 x 52 (SRP $10.75 per box)
Robusto Extra: 5 3/4 x 54 (SRP $11.50 per box)

Photo Credits: Crux Cigar Company