Kurt Kendall Announces Project with One13 for limited 7-20-4 Cigar
The press release landed in our inbox with a profound thud: “7-20-4 Cigar’s Kurt Kendall and One13 Founder Joe Torres Prepare for Club Humidor’s Limited Edition Collaboration Release on Friday, November 13th.” The first thing that hit me was, “Hmmmm, New Hampshire meets Texas.” New Hampshire-based Kurt Kendall’s 7-20-4 cigars is a New England boutique quietly making waves, yet a fixture and fan favorite in the greater cigar continuum. San Antonio, Texas’ own Joe Torres is a home town cigar hero of sorts propelling his One13 brand, and the River City, onto Texas’ list of cigar makers, joinging the highly acclaimed RoMa Craft and Black Label Trading Co. While we’re not sure how the collaboration came about, we’re looking forward to tasting the fruits of this unexpected partnership.
99 Cigars has reviewed a cigar from each portfolio: the 7-20-4 Original and One13’s Chronicles 2015. The new release will fall under 7-20-4’s 1874 line and will be a limited edition run. The cigar’s dress includes the One13 logo on the boxes in a gothic font and each cigar will carry a 7-20-4 primary band and a One13 foot band. According to 7-20-4’s press release, the cigars will be Nicaraguan puros and will, at least initially, only be available at San Antonio’s own venerable tobacco shop, Cub Humidor, where you can often find Joe Torres telling tall tales. The press release below gives specifics on the cigars which will be available beginning Friday, November 13.
The 7-20-4 1874 One13
Club Humidor, San Antonio,TX, home to the boutique brand One13 started by Joe Torres, has teamed up with 7-20-4 Cigar to create an exclusive blend. This 100% Nicaraguan puro features a Habano Jalapa wrapper and binder, and fillers from Condega, Jalapa, and Esteli. This blend is presented in the newly re-designed 7-20-4, 1874 series box, and branded with the gothic-style one-13 logo. “7-20-4, 1874, One13- That’s a lot of numbers!” says Kurt Kendall, owner of 7-20-4 Cigar. Each cigar sports a sleek One-13 foot band setting it apart from the original 1874 series. Kendall says this blend is something to look forward to and expresses his enthusiasm for One13’s incorporation of his vintage 1874 series. This limited release will initially be available only at club humidor’s five locations. Visit Club Humidor’s flagship location in San Antonio, TX, or any of their five locations on Friday, November 13th for the grand release.Kurt Kendall, 7-20-4 Cigars
Pricing for the cigars is unknown at this point, but if past cigar pricing of the duo’s previous blends is any sign, cost could be in the range of $7-10. Due to the unique collaboration, the cigar’s limited run nature and the fact it’s a puro, the price could add some numbers, possibly putting it in higher double digits. One thing we know for sure, we’ll be adding it to the 99Cigars Bullpen, and who knows – with all the numbers on this cigar, maybe we’ll play them on the next Powerball. – In Fumo Pax!