Limited to just 1,000 cigars for its original limited run earlier this year, the Mr. Fahrenheit from Black Star Line Cigars will soon be available nationwide as a regular production offering. Made for the annual NFG event hosted by Underground Cigars, that first batch was a Robusto format measuring 5 x 50. During July’s Premium Cigar Association trade show in Las Vegas, the Chicago-based brand will introduce the blend in a 6 x 46 Corona vitola.
Black Star Line founder and owner, Aric Bey, was just on the Boveda Box Press Podcast with Rob Gagner. It’s a discussion that is especially relevant given this new announcement, because the interview was actually filmed during 2022’s PCA show – the company’s very first. For perspective on the brand’s growing popularity, it is revealed during the conversation that within the first 2 hours of the convention floor being open that year, Black Star Line had already sold nearly every available cigar and was contemplating accepting backorders for the remaining days.
A Retired Chicago Fire Department Firefighter, and big fan of the band Queen, Bey named “Mr. Fahrenheit” in reference to the group’s song “Don’t Stop Me Now.” Crafted in the Dominican Republic at Tabacalera La iSla, it features Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper leaf. The tobacco selected for the binder is grown in the Dominican Republic, and the filler tobaccos have been sourced from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. A portion of the sales of this release will benefit Chicago’s Ignite The Spirit Fund that aids families of firefighters. To date, the Fund has helped over 800 families with the nearly $2,000,000 it’s received from donors. Launching in 20 count boxes and bundles, Mr. Fahrenheit has an MSRP of $11.99 each. There are 5,000 boxes scheduled to ship to retailers in July, with production to remain ongoing throughout the year.