Announced at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, the brand has undergone a complete refresh, including a new look and packaging design. The first phase will include the Epicure, Epicure Maduro and Guild blends in various sizes.
The cigar falls into the same one liner summary that I've used for most of the new cigars coming out of Tabacalera AJ Fernandez lately; great construction but the flavors are fairly average. I think the Crux Epicure Maduro Toro would appeal to cigar smokers who typically reach for the more mass market style of Maduro cigars.
Whenever I read Crux using their signature Nicaraguan Engañoso wrapper leaf, I know I'm in for a treat based off how much I enjoyed the original PB5 and IPCPR Limitadas. For the Redline version, I felt as if the cigar was more spice forward (red pepper spice and cedar) and didn't have as well melded of a formula as the OG PB5 and IPCPR Limitadas. But overall, it is still a good cigar and worth checking out.
The interplay of red pepper spice, nuts, buttered toast and baking spices at various parts of the cigar was enjoyed quite a bit. However, the dryness that took over within the final third was the only miss. Even saying this, I prefer the Crux Epicure Short Salomone over the Robusto because the build ups and transitions are worth it over the dryness.
Announced at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, the Gunner is the second quarter extension of the popular Limitada line from Crux Cigars in 2019, following the Redline earlier this year. The Gunner is a 5.375 x 46 Corona Gorda finished with a Cuban box press.
Crux Cigars announces a refreshed brand image with a new logo, packaging, and messaging. The comprehensive rebrand elevates the focus on Crux’s constant commitment to quality cigars and desire to connect to their consumers in new and innovative ways. The rebrand includes a new logo, refreshed blend specific branding, all new packaging design, and a comprehensive communication plan.
Crux Cigars has added to their new Short Salomone Series of limited edition cigars with the release of the Guild and Limitada Short Salomones. The cigars are the second and third in the Series, which includes the previously released Epicure Short Salomone.
The new blend builds upon the success of the Crux Epicure, but is wrapped in a premium Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The combination results in a medium-full flavored cigar delivering notes of rich mocha, cedar, earth, and black pepper that are bound together with an underlying creaminess.
Crux Cigars is returning to the 2019 Smoklahoma Event this weekend with a re-release of their exclusive Smoklahoma Corona Gorda Collection. Originally released for the 2017
inaugural Smoklahoma event, the collection is a 10-count box of Crux Cigar blends in the Corona Gorda vitola.
The name Union Fire pays homage to the Union Fire Company. It was a volunteer fire department in Philadelphia, formed with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin in 1736. Known as the “Bucket Brigage,” it was the very first such fire company in the colonies.