United Cigars announced today the launch of a new collaboration series shipping in May. Series Unidas has been a work in progress for many years, the idea of a collaboration between United Cigars and other cigar brands seemed to be a natural next step after the success of their Firecracker Limited Releases. The first in the series is a collaboration with Hammer + Sickle Cigars.
According to the press release:
“This was one that was close to their hearts and had to be the launch collaboration. The 1st United Series Unidas was a project put into the works in early 2018, but came to an abrupt halt when Eric P. Hanson, President of Hammer + Sickle Cigars passed away. “
Erik Wentworth, Executive Vice President of Hammer & Sickle Cigars noted:
“The cigars were made and packaging idea’s discussed, but after Eric’s passing everything was put on hold…these cigars have been resting for over one year now and have aged beautifully.”
In January 2019, Erik Wentworth and Oliver Nivaud, Director of Sales & Marketing for United Cigars, continued what had started and brought the project to fruition.
Oliver Nivaud commented:
“To have had the chance to work with Hanson on this was reward enough, he was an incredibly talented man with the driest sense of humor. But to see this finalized and ready for market is amazing.”
United Cigars explained that the Series Unidas blend was derived from Hanson’s palette of his favorite tobaccos from the Davidoff Factory in the Dominican Republic to maintain the Hammer & Sickle profile with a United Cigar kick. It is handcrafted in a single 6 ¾ x 46 vitola and will be packaged in 20-count boxes. Only 300 boxes have been produced for this limited edition cigar.
Adding to the allure, the boxes will have a a new tamper proof security measure with the zip tie.
United Cigars has set an MSRP of $180/Box, $9/Cigar.