Between now and the Chattanooga Tweet-Up, we will be featuring "spotlight" posts on each of the sponsors of the event. The order was chosen randomly.
A couple years ago, I started to hear about a new brand called 7-20-4. Turns out it was actually a very old brand that had been revived by Kurt A. Kendall, owner of Twins Smoke Shop in New Hampshire. Here's the story as told on the company's website:
“Quality Still Impels its Growth”—R.G. Sullivan understood this when he created the famed 7-20-4 cigar and built it into one of the largest cigar manufacturers in the world. From its beginning in 1874, until the Cuban Embargo in 1963, Roger G. Sullivan manufactured the 7-20-4 in Manchester, NH with the principle of making a cigar of the finest quality.
Kurt A. Kendall always had a fascination for old cigar memorabilia and collected anything he could get his hands on. After years in the industry, he had the idea to bring back the 7-20-4. After acquiring the defunct trademark, Kurt got to work reproducing this fine cigar and making it from one of the finest blends available.
Long filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico and Columbia and a Costa Rican binder make K.A. Kendall’s 7-20-4 a smooth and flavorful cigar. A Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper ensures an even burn on this medium-bodied smoke.7-20-4 Cigar are a recent addition to the vast selection of cigars at Burns Tobacconist, East, the primary location for the Chattanooga Tweet-Up. Kurt Kendall was on hand at a recent event and decided he would come back for the Tweet-Up, too.
We did publish a review of the primary 7-20-4 blend in the Churchill size about a year ago. We took a look at the popular "Dogwalker" vitola back in May. There is a new blend under the 7-20-4 brand as well...and a review of that one will follow soon.