Word of a new cigar within General’s most premium line—Cohiba—first came in January, with the company hosting members of the cigar media at their General Cigar Dominicana factory in Santiago, DR. The cigar’s packaging was seen within General’s box factory and little more information was leaked, other than the hint that Cohiba Blue would mark a new entry-level point for the premium Cohiba line.
The cigars have since become more widely known, with leaked samples showing up within the past few weeks, but General has officially unveiled Cohiba Blue today in a press release:
Cohiba has always been synonymous with luxury smoking experiences. The brand’s latest collection, Cohiba Blue, takes this to an entirely different level by introducing the notion of inclusive luxury.
Andres Maturen, brand manager of Cohiba said, “With Cohiba Blue, we present collection that speaks to the ethos of the Cohiba brand. Made with a curated selection of tobaccos, handcrafted by renowned artisans, and created for all those who seek the indulgence of a fine cigar, Cohiba Blue symbolizes a life well lived.”
The Cohiba blending team created a velvety, medium-bodied cigar with a rich, complex taste and enticing aroma. To achieve the desired flavor, they began with a silky, rosado-hued Honduran Olancho San Agustin (OSA) wrapper and took a unique approach by selecting Honduran OSA for the binder as well. The layered wrapper-binder deepens the smoking experience and imparts subtle, earthy notes. The blend consists of Honduran Jamastran, Nicaraguan Ometepe and Dominican Piloto Cubano to provide hints of cocoa and caramel, with a light touch of sweetness. The unique, three-country blend represents the world’s most revered tobacco growing regions and delivers a sophisticated, memorable smoke.
The cigars are protected hand-painted bright blue wooden boxes, each containing 20 flawlessly handcrafted cigars.
Cohiba Blue Breakdown
- Wrapper: Honduran Olancho San Agustin (OSA)
- Binder: Honduran Olancho San Agustin (OSA)
- Filler: Honduran Jamastran | Nicaraguan Ometepe | Dominican Piloto Cubano
- Factory: General Cigar Dominicana (Dominican Republic)
- Production: Regular Production
- Vitolas: 4
- Price: $8.99 – $10.99 (MSRP)
- Rothschild: 4.5″ × 50 | $8.99 (SRP)
- Robusto: 5.5″× 50 | $9.99 (SRP)
- Toro: 6″ × 54 | $10.49 (SRP)
- Churchill: 7.5″ × 50 | $10.99 (SRP)