BCP News Brief – Gentleman, Start Your Engines: Dale Earnhardt Jr. “88” Cigars Now Available
Nascar legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. partnered up with Ted’s Made by Hand (makers of Maker’s Mark, Hopz, and Rhum cigars) to create a mild-bodied premium cigar to be marked with the stock car racer’s signature number “88”. Handmade in Honduras, the “88” features a filler blend of Nicaraguan, Brazilian, and Dominican tobaccos beneath an Ecuadorian wrapper and Dominican binder, and has already received a favorable, albeit ironic, rating of 88 from Cigar Aficionado magazine. Earnhardt’s official cigar measures in at 6×50 and comes packaged in individual glass tubes in boxes of 25.
One of the sport’s most well-known celebrities, Earnhardt Jr. is the first third-generation Nascar driver and his list of accomplishments in racing include not only a Daytona 500 win in 2004 , but two consecutive Nationwide Series (formerly known as the Busch Series) titles in 1998 and 1999, among others.