Casdagli Cigars, known for its distinguished Cypher 3311 cigar line, has recently announced a significant donation of $8,000 to the Red Cross. This act of generosity stems from their pledge to contribute a dollar from every cigar sold. The Cypher 3311 Line, which draws inspiration from the clandestine operations of World War II, honors the unsung heroes of the war and the mysterious realm of secret codes. Now in its second year, this limited edition line is introducing the Boniface cigar, coinciding its release with Remembrance Day on November 11th.
The Cypher 3311 Line, launched in July 2022, features a series of uniquely named cigars including Enigma, Colossus, Needle, Lorenz, and the newly unveiled Boniface. Each name reflects a different aspect of covert WWII operations. The line’s moniker, Cypher 3311, is a nod to the POW number of Jeremy Casdagli’s grandfather, while the emblematic “Coat of Arms” image used in the line is a replica of his grandfather’s wartime embroidery.
Jeremy Casdagli, the founder of Casdagli Cigars, shares a profound connection with this line. He recounts how the Imperial War Museum confirmed in 2012 that his grandfather used his art to send encrypted messages against the Nazis and was involved in MI9, a unit responsible for aiding POW escapes and secret communications.
With each of its four vitolas limited to 4,000 units annually, by early 2023, all 8,000 launch-year cigars were sold, leading to the substantial Red Cross donation. Casdagli Cigars expresses immense gratitude to everyone who contributed to this cause and plans to announce the next donation in January 2024, based on the worldwide turnover of the Cypher 3311 Line.
Reflecting on the line’s success in 2023, Jeremy Casdagli spoke of the heartwarming response and the deep connections it has fostered with cigar enthusiasts globally. Liis Ehrminger of the Estonian Red Cross commended the initiative for its powerful, decades-spanning story that continues to provide vital aid today.
The Boniface, the latest addition to the Cypher 3311 Line, pays homage to British Intelligence’s Ultra code-breaking initiative and a fictional spy network from WWII. With a maximum production of 4,000 vitolas per year, the Boniface will see a limited release outside the US in 2023, followed by a US launch at the PCA in Las Vegas in March 2024.
The Boniface cigar, a Robusto Gordo, features a blend of Ecuadorian wrapper, Costa Rican binder, fillers from Peru, the Dominican Republic, and a secret third leaf. Presented in 20-count traditional wood slide-top boxes, it will be available at an MSRP of $30 per cigar in the US.
In conjunction with the Cypher 3311 Line, the Villa Casdagli Collection has reissued “A Stitch in Time. God save the King – Fu*k Hitler!” This personal narrative by Captain A. Casdagli RN recounts Major A. T. Casdagli’s WWII experiences, with 25% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. Themed silk pocket squares are also available for purchase.
For more information, press inquiries, or interviews, please contact Jeremy Casdagli at email@example.com.
Casdagli Cigars, established in 1997 and originally known as Bespoke Cigars, represents luxury and tradition in the boutique cigar world. Collaborating with renowned factories in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, the brand has expanded globally. In 2018, it enhanced its legacy with the Villa Casdagli Collection, offering luxurious cigars and lifestyle accessories.