After multiple delays since being introduced at the 2016 IPCPR show, the highly-anticipated All Out Kings cigars are finally ready for shipments to retailers.
When reaching out to Robert Caldwell, owner of Caldwell Cigar Co., he divulged to Cigar Dojo that AOK has now arrived at the brand’s headquarters in Wynwood, Florida and will begin shipping to retailers at the end of the week or beginning of next week. Expect the cigars to hit retailers throughout March 13th – 17th.
All Out Kings was created as a unique collaboration between some of the industry’s most creative minds, with Drew Estate and Caldwell Cigar Company, both heralded for their artistic and unorthodox approaches, combining talents for a new maduro smoking experience—marketed in the upper-premium price range.
Orders were taken in the summer of 2016, with very limited quantities shipping to select retailers shortly thereafter, but the official release fell short of the initial November, 2016 estimate. Dates had been pushed back ever since, but Drew Estate finalized the release timeframe in late December, aiming for March, 2017:
While the cigars were originally to be produced by the Joya de Nicaragua factory—a common partner with Drew Estate—Caldwell later intimated that production had been moved to Drew Estate’s own La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory (during a guest appearance on Cigar Dojo’s Smoke Night LIVE show). This was done to remove confusion on the cigar’s creative process, making for a more authentic collaboration between Drew Estate and Caldwell Cigar Co.