Bombay Tobak is poised to introduce their latest offering—Gaaja.

Gaaja (pronounced : Gaa-ya) is a Sanskrit word, meaning elephant. The brand has incorporated similar East India concepts into their past releases, inspired by owner Mel Shah’s heritage.

UPDATE: Gaaja by Bombay Tobak review and rating



Up to this point, cigars by Bombay Tobak have fallen under their MBombay portfolio, but it appears Gaaja is marketed as its own entity under the parent brand. The blend features a very precise and diverse collection of tobaccos, hailing from four countries—including an uncommon Paraguay Habano in the filler.

We had been working on the blend of Gaaja for more than 4 years. The process involved in logistics and long fermentation of tobacco from countries like Peru and Paraguay, really tested our patience. We had to wait for 3 vintages of the Hybrid Connecticut wrapper leaf for the perfection we wanted. As the elders say, “patience pays off”; hence Gaaja.

Gaaja Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Desflorado (variety Hybrid Mejorado 2004)
  • Binder: Ecuador HVA Seca Mejorada
  • Filler:
    • Perú Hybrid Habano (Seco)
    • Ecuador criollo 98 (Viso) | Paraguay Hybrid Habano 2000 (Viso) | Dominican criollo 98 (Viso)
    • Dominican HVA Mejorado (Ligero)
  • Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Production: N/A
  • Packaging: 24-ct box
  • Vitola: 6″ × 54 box-pressed toro
  • Price: $15.50 (SRP)
  • Release Date: July 1, 2016

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