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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Cigar News Weekly Report: MBombay, Crowned Heads, Bespoke, & Cohiba

"All the news that's fit to poach."

A short time ago, Bombay Tobak unveiled a Torpedo format of its MBombay Classic. This offering has been available only as part of a 5-pack sampler... till now. Now, the thing will be a regular production addition to the co. portfolio. In 25ct. boxes. In August.

The impetus behind this all is not a change in leaf but in hands. Previously only 2 Buncheros & 2 Rollers were properly trained in the crafting of this vitola. Now, that tally of Adept has tripled. The blend which they are bunchero-ing and rollero-ing features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade top-leaf over Ecuadorian binder, then guts from Nicaragua, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.


Shore Thing Cigars, a Floridian retailer, has collab'd with Crowned Heads to birth the Shore Thing Exclusive. Because naming things is only hard if you make it hard. The shop is owned by Paul Copeland and Luke Bryan. I am assured Luke Bryan is a star. I've not ever heard of him. Funny, though, that he calls Nashville his hometown -- & so does CH. Not funny haha, more funny peculiar.

The cigars are rolled at Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr’s Tabacalera La Alianza factory, wherein a Nicaraguan binder is laid twixt Nica innards and Ecuadorian Sumatra skin. This in the singular size of Corona Gorda. Oh, and they are a pricey $15 per. However, it is nice to see the Huber - music tradition continue.


Begining at the upcoming 2018 IPCPR trade-show, Bespoke Cigars will send to market not one but TWO line extensions featuring factory-aged goodnesses within. The packaging is slated to different from regularly aged boxes. As to the particulars, there'll be a 4-year-old Daughters of the Wind Solomones for $25 & for a mere $15, the same-aged Traditional Super Belicoso can be nabbed. As far as production, we're talking a slight 50 20ct. boxes & 3.5K offering, respectively.

The Traditional facing uses the same blend across all-aged boards: a DR wrapper & binder w/ guts from DR, Nica, Peru, and US. 


Cohiba has announced a new event-only & with other-purchase release which will primarily follow brand ambassador Sean Williams around.  It'll be offered in a Toro format with Nicaraguan wrapper, Cameroon binder & fillers of Nicaraguan & Dominican origins.

Williams also played a role in the Silencio's blending. Made at the STG EstelĂ­ factory and sent off in 10ct. boxes. it is considered "limited but not limited edition" by the man himself. When I asked Cohiba for further information, they replied: "Who are you?"

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