Famous Smoke Shop Debuts Crux Union Fire Cigars in an Exclusive Release

Crux Union Fire Cigars

New Selection Pays Tribute to the Nation's First Firefighters

​Famous Smoke Shop, the nation’s #1 discount retailer of premium cigars online, has collaborated with Crux Cigars for the exclusive release of the Crux Union Fire Cigars selection. Presented in three popular shapes, Crux Union Fire pays homage to the nation's very first volunteer fire company.

Formed in 1736 with the assistance of Benjamin Franklin, Philadelphia's Union Fire Company was better known as the "Bucket Brigade." The company was an invaluable addition to the city, since even a small fire could rage quickly out of control in the community's numerous wooden buildings. Using leather buckets, a few hooks, and some ladders, the success of the Union Fire Company inspired the formation of even more colonial volunteer fire companies.

According to a 2011 study by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, on average, 32% of career and volunteer firefighters combined enjoy an occasional cigar during their downtime while on duty.

By partnering with Famous to create this cigar, Crux Cigars President, Jeff Haugen said everyone involved felt it was important to link their project to Pennsylvania history: "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 smoky blend of Nicaragua tobacco," said Haugen.

Crux Union Fire cigars were handcrafted for Crux by Plasencia Cigars with a core of perfectly-aged Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers in a Connecticut Broadleaf binder, and deftly rolled in a proprietary, Nicaraguan Enganoso wrapper leaf grown on Plascencia's estate farms in Esteli. Crux secured the exclusive rights to the wrapper from Plasencia in 2012 and has used it on other upscale selections like the Crux Limitada PB5.

Medium in body, additional flavors found in the pre-release samples were a savory nuttiness, plus minty and floral notes on a sweet finish.

"Since Famous is located so close to Philadelphia, Union Fire is a natural for us," said Famous Smoke Shop Director of Purchasing & Merchandising, Jim Charnley. "The blend is fantastic, the fire engine red packaging is really eye-catching, and Union Fire will be a welcome addition to our catalog, especially for our many first responder customers."

Crux Union Fire Information

Factory: Tabacalera Plasencia – Estelí, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Wrapper: Enganoso proprietary leaf (Nicaragua)

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican

Crux Union Fire cigars are presented in boxes of 10 cigars in the following three sizes:

Robusto: 4 7/8" x 50 / $6.99 MSRP

Toro: 6" x 52 / $7.80 MSRP

Churchill: 7: x 50 / $8.30 MSRP

About Famous Smoke Shop 
Famous Smoke Shop is the #1 American-owned discount cigar retailer, home to the lowest prices on the largest selection of premium cigars, humidors and cigar accessories in the country. With over one thousand cigar brands in stock, including Southern Draw, Acid, Davidoff, Macanudo, Romeo y Julieta, Ashton, Padron, Oliva, and Perdomo cigars, cigar smokers shop at Famous Smoke Shop with confidence: every purchase is backed by the Famous Freshness Guarantee and award-winning customer service.

About Crux Cigars

At Crux Cigars, we believe cigars bring us together to relax, sort out challenges, and celebrate the moments that matter most. Each of our blends start with sourcing the top premium tobacco available. Then, and only then, are our cigars made with the finest skill and experienced craftsmanship result in a great smoking experience. As cigar smokers, we have a passion for cigars and what they bring to our lives. As manufacturers, we strive to develop new cigars for the under-served markets and service both our retail partners and the cigar aficionado with the greatest respect.

Source: Famous Smoke Shop


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