STG, parent company of General Cigar and Cigars International, has announced a slew of holiday items for the 2022 season. Releases include a CAO advent calendars, Diesel Sideshow, and special 4 packs from Punch and El Rey del Mundo.
CAO 12 Days Box
CAO is getting into the season with an advent calendar-inspired box that’s filled with an assortment of the brands blends.
New for 2022, the CAO “12 Days” box follows the modern advent calendar format where a unique gift is hidden behind a door to be opened consecutively for a series of days leading up to the holidays.
CAO fans who purchase the 12-cigar box will receive a dozen Toro-sized smokes, each representing the brand’s top selling collections.
For a suggested retail price of $108.08, the twelve pack contains one each of the following CAO smokes: MX2 Toro (6” x 54); Italia Gondola (6.25” x 54); Brazilia Samba (6.25“ x 54); American Monument (6.25” x 54); Steel Horse Bullneck (6.5” x 52); Flathead Camshaft (5.5” x 54); Colombia Magdalena (6.25 “ x 52); Pilon Toro (6.25” x 54); Session Garage (5.25” x 54); Bones Blind Hughie (6” x 54); Zocalo Toro (6.25” x 54); BX3 Toro (6” x 54).
The CAO 12 Days box will ship to retailers this week and will be in select stores starting on or about October 17.
Diesel is launching its “Sideshow” release for early holiday shopping. The limited-edition sampler features strange and unique looking vitolas made with the same blends as their regular counterparts.
Diesel Sideshow takes the full-bodied Diesel Unlimited blend through a veritable funhouse and gives the cigar lover a glimpse of what happens when the expert rollers of Tabacelera AJ Fernandez have free reign to sculpt tobacco into smokeable artforms.
The seven-smoke sampler includes one each of the following cigars which will only be available as part of this year’s Diesel Sideshow release: Diesel Frog Boy (4.5” x 60); Diesel Pin Head (5” x 54); Diesel Two-Headed Nightingale (6” x 60); Diesel Bearded Lady (6” x 46); Diesel Elephant Man (6” x 52); Diesel Bohemian Twins (7” x 38) and Diesel Strong Man (7” x 58).
Only 1,000 boxes have been made. The Diesel Sideshow ships on October 18 and will sell for $99.99. Diesel Sideshow is released annually as a special, limited production holiday offering.
Diesel Unlimited is made with an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and a blend of Nicaraguan Condega and Estelí tobaccos.
El Rey Del Mundo Holiday Four Pack
El Rey del Mundo is now shipping a four pack and cutter combo that’s making its way to retailers as the holiday season inches closer. The limited-edition release features full-bodied, large format smokes and is crafted at the esteemed HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras.
The pack features El Rey de Mundo’s best-selling sizes: Ronco Oscuro (6” x 60); Robusto Larga Oscuro (6” x 54); Robusto Supremo Oscuro (7.25” x 54), and Robusto Oscuro (5” x 54) and a branded guillotine cutter inside the pack.
The limited edition El Rey del Mundo holiday pack will sell for a suggested retail price of $25.00 and is being distributed by Forged Cigar Company.
Punch Limited Edition Four Pack with Cutter
Lastly, Punch is launching the nice gift for any cigar smoker: a four pack of smokes that hits a wide range of strengths, sizes and profiles, including the original Honduran brand.
The four pack includes one each of Clasico EMS Grandote (5.875” x 60); Signature Robusto
(5” x 54); Punch Deluxe Maduro Chateau “L” (7.25 x 54), and Knuckle Buster Habano Toro
(6” x 50), along with a branded cutter in Punch’s signature blue.
This item will be released in limited quantity and has begun shipping. The suggested retail price per four-pack including the cutter is $29.99.
Punch cigars are made at the HATSA factory in Danli, Honduras.