Ahead of it’s official unveiling at last year’s InterTabac in Germany, the Meerapfel Meir Master Blend was given a more intimate debut at the historic Château de Moxhe in the Belgian province of Liege – mere hours away from where Meir Meerapfel originally established the family’s first factory in 1876. To date, this installment of the Master Blend Series has not been made available anywhere in the United States. That all appears to be changing next week, with retailers like Casa Aficanado already advertising the Meir’s imminent arrival.
The first format in this lineup, the Double Robusto (5.75 x 52), will retail for a suggested $86 per cigar. Wooden chests full of the remaining 3 “UberTraditional” vitolas are on their way to shops across the country, each containing 25 cigars: Robusto (4 ⅞ x 50) per cigar); Churchill (7 x 47), and Pyramid (6 ⅛ x 52). Suggested retail for these will range from $42 to $57 per cigar depending on the size. As with every Master Blend, only 613 boxes of each vitola will be produced of the Meir in any given year. As we previously reported, each Master Blend is a tribute to another generation of the Meerapfel family, with the next releases expected to be Heller and Ernest.