Crux Cigars has announced the launch of the Union Fire, a new line of cigars that will be available exclusively through the Famous Smoke Shop.
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. In the days when wooden structures were highly vulnerable to fire, the formation of this volunteer company of citizens was invaluable. With leather buckets, a few hooks, and ladders, their success resulted in many more fire companies forming, and the results were immediate.
Crux Cigars President Jeff Haugen declared:
“When we partnered with Famous to create this blend, we wanted to link it to the history of Pennsylvania in some manner. After some research, we decided the history of the Union Fire Company was a perfect match for a new cigar line. The cigar itself is a rich and smokey blend of Nicaragua tobacco.”
The Crux Union Fire will be expressed in three popular vitolas, each packaged in 10-count boxes.
- Robusto (4.875 x 50) MSRP $6.99
- Toro (6 x 52) MSRP $7.80
- Churchill (7 x 50) MSRP $8.30
The Crux Union Fire is produced at the Plasencia factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
The Famous Smoke Shop is headquartered in Easton, Pennsylvania. It is a leading online distributor of premium cigars. (www.famous-smoke.com)