A little over a week ago, 262 Cigars teased us with a video via social media, along with a great picture of what looks like a cigar shadowed behind some black fabric, with the smoke penetrating through. The company boasted of something new to come in commemoration of their 5th anniversary. Below is the formal announcement of 262's new release...
262 Cigars will celebrate its fifth 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 a hold 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.
Suit & Tie will be available to select stores nationwide. This list will be released at a later date, but each store will receive 10 boxes of each size.
250 10-count boxes of Box Press Toro 250 10-count boxes of Lancero MSRP is $125/box
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.
About 262 Cigars 262 Cigars is located in Lynchburg, VA and had been available at retail locations since 2010. The team at 262 Cigars made a splash with its initial release, Paradigm, and has had much success with the release of Ideology, Revere, and Allegiance. They made a mark in the bundle market with the release of Peacefield at this year’s IPCPR in New Orleans.