7-20-4: Hustler Dog Walker Cigars
Product Number: 007-898-0028
Founded by Kurt A. Kendall, owner of Twin Smokes Shop in New Hampshire, 7-20-4 cigars honor the old R.G. Sullivan "7-20-4" cigar factory located on 724 Elm St. in Kendall's hometown of Manchester, NH. Sullivan's company was established in 1874 and at one time was the leading manufacturer of 10-cent cigars, before the Cuban embargo caused the factory to close in 1962. Kendall's 7-20-4 brand revitalizes the factory's tradition and prestige with a range of approachable cigars comprising premium tobaccos across an array of vitolas.
Like the 7-20-4 brand itself, the Hustler cigar revitalizes a vintage cigar brand dating to 1892 in New York, and the line was first introduced in 2012 as Kendall's third standard-production series. With artwork depicting a man replete with bowler hat and carpet bag, the Hustler showcases a striking, barber-pole wrapper of Ecuadorian Connecticut and Brazilian Mata Fina leaves, complemented by a Costa Rican binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. It offers a complex and enticing flavor profile and is available here in Kendall's signature 4.25" x 40 Dog Walker vitola. The size originated at the onset of the 7-20-4 blend when Kendall intended to create a 5" x 40 size that featured a closed foot; instead, the specifications were lost in translation, and he received boxes of cigars with a shaggy foot. Not to let them go to waste, Kendall cut them 3/4" shorter and dubbed the size the "Dog Walker" — a term he coined in retail when aficionados wanted a short, 20-minute smoke.
- Length: 4.25 in./107.95 mm.
- Ring Gauge: 40
- Country: Honduras
- Wrapper Type: Barber Pole, Connecticut, Mata Fina
- Wrapper Country: Other
- Filler Country: Honduras, Nicaragua
- Binder Country: Costa Rica
- Package Type: Box
- Make: Handmade
- Box Pressed: Not Box Pressed