The tide is rolling in, and with it comes four new sizes of Red Anchor for 2023. Originally launched in 1772, Red Anchor was created by Albertus Hillen Sigarenfabriek in Delft, Holland. The brand was passed down through the family until 1890 when it was sold to Martinus Holland who continued to expand the brand into a tin format through the early 1900s until the brand went out of business in 1937. In 2022, United Cigars reignited the 250 year old brand with a familiar Dutch connection, the Kelner Family, at Hendrik Kelner Jr.’s Kelner Boutique Factory in the Dominican Republic.
For 2023, the new sizes are Gunner 6.5 x 43 (MSRP $20), Captain 5 x 50 (MSRP $20), Commodore 7 x 55 (MSRP $30), and an event only size Cooper 4.5 x 43 (MSRP $15). These four new sizes join the Admiral 6 x 52 (MSRP $25) which was launched at PCA 2022 and immediately sold out.
Hendrik Kelner, Jr., Cigar Maker at K.B.F. said “The blend means a lot to my family and myself, this is a cigar that represents the colorful history of the Red Anchor and our Dutch family roots.”
“Celebrating 250 years of the Red Anchor with the Admiral vitola in 2022 was very special,” said Oliver Nivaud, Director of Operations for United Cigars. “The story and the blend are historic, the additional vitolas are a perfect expression of this.”
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano 2000
Binder: Dominican Monte Plata (Kelner Family Farm)
Filler: Dominican San Vincente, Dominican Habano ’92, Pennsylvanian
Box Count: 25
Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory
The four new sizes of Red Anchor will be available at PCA 2023 for preferred United Cigars retailers. Retailers interested in carrying Red Anchor in their store should contact their local United Cigars Representative or visit www.UnitedCigarGroup.com for contact information.
United Cigar began as a US based cigar store chain in 1901 growing to nearly 3,000 shops. United Cigar eventually became part of the corporation that bought Marvel Comics in 1968. The United Cigar chain represented the interests of the Consolidated Tobacco Company, the tobacco trust that controlled the American Tobacco Company. Today United Cigars distributes and manufactures premium cigars within the United States. United has distribution agreements with Selected Tobacco (Atabey, Byron & Bandolero) as well as Jose Dominguez cigars and Arnold Andre cigars. United Cigars has its own brands including the quick-selling bundle line Classic, La Gianna Havana, and our flagship brand United to name a few. United Cigar Series Unidas, a collaboration with respected manufacturers, provides premium cigar retailers with Limited Release productions.