FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Geisert
XIKAR Introduces New Products
Form, Feel, Function drive XIKAR innovation
KansasCity, MO August 1, 2012 – XIKAR, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of cigar accessories, is proud to introduce their newest product innovations at the 80th Annual IPCPR Trade Show. XIKAR drives innovation through their focus on form, feel and function, all at a fair price.
As you would expect from XIKAR, new cutters are being introduced. First, to accompany its 7 and 9mm punches, XIKAR now has an 11mm punch, their biggest yet.
The new 11mm Twist Punch has a modern, minimalistic style combined with a sharp 11mm blade. XIKAR is also expanding its popular Room101 line of Xi1 cutters with an OSOK design meaning “One Shot, One Kill” and a Sakura design, meaning cherry blossom in Japanese. Both of these designs fuse Matt Booth’s Asian influence and Sunset Strip vibe with XIKAR’s quality and precision to deliver functional cigar accessories that are also conversation pieces. Both of these cutters are available with matching EXII windproof lighters.
XIKAR is expanding its lighter collection with the sleek double flame Vitara and the powerful Pulsar triple flame lighter. The Vitara is a solid double jet flame with a slide action trigger and built-in 7mm punch. The Pulsar is a sophisticated triple jet flame lighter with a side squeeze ignition and a built-in 7mm punch. Both new lighters are available in a wide array of finishes including the new G2. G2 is XIKAR’s new finish that is dark, sleek and completely gunmetal.
Following the success of the single flame Tech lighter, featuring a clear body, large fuel tank and oversized adjustment wheel, XIKAR is expanding this collection and will now offer this lighter in double and triple jet flame styles. Now cigar aficionados can get the same dependable performance in multiple flames.
XIKAR is also introducing their re-designed HC Series Collection of accessories. This collection features an Xi3 HC cutter with artisan lacquered handles and a new HC Celebration Ceramic Ashtray. This ashtray will compliment any smoking den and is available in festive red, yellow and black.
Along with new accessories, XIKAR will introduce a new blend to the HC Series line of cigars. The Habano2 is amedium to full body cigar made utilizing Sumatran, Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco, all pulled together with a rich Habano2000 wrapper.It’s a rich, thick, deep, cigar with the flavor of roasted almonds, hints of spices, wood and nutmeg. Additionally, this cigar is box-pressed which provides a fresh look and comfortable feel for a more enjoyable smoke. This new blend will be offered in Robusto, Toro, Belicoso and Grande sizes.
“I am proud to introduce a large variety of new products this year at IPCPR. With a dedication to form, feel and function all at a fair price, XIKAR plans on exceeding your expectations in 2012,” said Kurt Van Keppel, President and CEO of XIKAR.
“Things are very exciting at XIKAR right now. I'm excited about the new accessories and blends that will be shown at IPCPR this year,” said Scott Almsberger, Co-Founder and CDO of XIKAR.
XIKAR, Inc., founded in 1996 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is the world's leading manufacturer of cigar cutters, including the well-recognized Xi cigar cutter, along with a full line of cigar accessories, lighters and humidification devices and containers.