At the 2022 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Kristoff Cigars announced a new regular production line known as the Kristoff Guardrail.
The name Guardrail stems from a secret that Kristoff owner Glen Case kept under wraps – namely that he was in a very serious motorcycle accident that involved him hitting a guardrail at a speed of about 65 mph. The backside of the cigar band contains guardian angels who Case said were looking after him at the time of the accident.
The blend is quite interesting. It features a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper and a Dominican binder. The filler is the story of this cigar. It utilizes some Dominican tobacco; but the highlight is African tobacco from the Burma Valley located in Zimbabwe (tobacco which Case believes is only being used by Kristoff). The cigars come in three sizes – each in 20-count boxes. Shipping of the Kristoff Guardrail is expected this fall.
At a glance, here is a look at the Kristoff Guardrail
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca
Filler: Burma Valley Zimbabwe, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Charles Fairmorn
Matador: 6 1/2 x 56
Robusto: 5 1/4 x 54
Churchill: 7 x 50
Photo Credit: Erron Nielsen for Cigar Coop