Meerapfel Cigar has announced the introduction of its second cigar, available in four different vitolas. This release follows the successful premiere of their previous cigar. Named “Meir”, the new cigar pays tribute to Meir Meerapfel. The cigars are housed in what the company refers to as “ornamented caskets”, which combine the function of an ashtray within a wooden enclosure. The caskets feature ten Double Robusto cigars (5 ¾ x 52) with a flagtail. Additionally, there are boxes that contain twenty-five of each of the following vitolas: Robusto (4 ⅞ x 50), Churchill (7 x 47), and Pyramid (6 ⅛ x 52).
Historical records trace the roots of Meerapfel back to 1876, when Meir Meerapfel established the Meerapfel cigar factory in Untergrombach, Germany. The Meir Meerapfel Master Blend, according to the company, encapsulates their values of perfection, respect, finesse, and elegance, aligning with their definition of “UberLuxury”.
The annual production for each vitola is restricted to 613 boxes, with distribution focused on select premium cigar retailers worldwide. Before its official release, the Meir cigar had a preview during a media gathering at Château de Moxhe in Belgium. The cigar will also feature at the 2022 InterTabac in Dortmund.
During the same event at Chateau de Moxhe, Meerapfel provided details about its “Creation Unique” cigar project. Designed for a particular esteemed client and having an annual allocation value of $1.25 Million, Jeremiah Meerapfel personally oversees these projects. Such projects are described by the company as being exceptionally rare.
The Meir cigars come in the following sizes with their respective suggested retail prices:
- Robusto (4 ⅞ x 50) – MSRP: $46.00 each
- Churchill (7 x 47) – MSRP: $54.00 each
- Pyramid (6 ⅛ x 52) – MSRP: $62.00 each
- Double Robusto (5 ¾ x 52) – MSRP $94 each
With a limitation of 613 boxes for each size annually, Meerapfel Cigar has announced they will commence shipments in the upcoming fall.