El Artista recently announced the Big Slugger, a baseball shaped figurado cigar in a keepsake box with a large display window. It features two different wrappers with the familiar Big Papi blend. The cigar can be smoked or displayed. Made in the Dominican Republic, Big Slugger retails for $45.00 and is available as of February 1, 2018.
The second announcement is a Big Papi branded cigar humidor that holds up to 50 cigars. The piece is offered either empty (MSRP: $120) or with 20 cigars (MSRP: $330). The humidor is made in the Dominican Republic and is also available as of February 1, 2018.
“We wanted to produce items that really stand out,” says Radhames Rodriguez, President of El Artista USA.
“Anyone can make a hat or lighter in China. This is something special,” says Kevin Newman National Sales Director, “We launched both the Big Slugger and Humidor at Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit with premium cigar retailers!”
Smoke with a Legend Event Series
Additionally El Artista and David Ortiz announced the first date of 2018 in their “Smoke with a Legend” event series. Smoke with a Legend features David Ortiz and his namesake cigar brand, Big Papi by David Ortiz. This year’s season opener is set to occur at the Cigars International Bethlehem Super-Store on April 7 in Pennsylvania. David Ortiz is scheduled to be on-site for several hours for a box signing and photo opportunity with the first 500 visitors.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome David Ortiz to Cigars International and showcase Big Papi cigars.” says Josh Hannon, Events Manager at Cigars International. “It’s going to be a great event, filled with insane deals and typical Cigars International debauchery.”
Cigars International has hosted big personalities from the cigar business in the past, but David Ortiz ranks as one of the biggest celebrities to cross the threshold at the Bethlehem Super-Store.
“We timed the event to align with the first week of the baseball season,” says Newman. “It’s a great way to kick off the season. We know some folks will be torn between seeing their team play in Boston and meeting Big Papi in person, but true fans will make the right choice.”
For more information on this event, contact Cigars International.