First announced in October, Mombacho Cigars S.A. is now ready to ship the company’s third core-line offering, Casa Favilli.
Casa Favilli is named for Mombacho’s Granada-based factory, which is a historical landmark (nearly 100 years old) that was converted from a colonial mansion into a cigar factory in 2014. The cigars follow the brand’s known style of incorporating only Nicaraguan tobaccos, but the wrapper changes the dynamic of all previous Mombacho offerings by utilizing a Nicaraguan-grown broadleaf varietal. Broadleaf is famous for being grown in the Connecticut River Valley (also commonly harvested in Pennsylvania), but Mombacho claims their usage of a Nicaraguan Broadleaf Maduro is a first for the tobacco industry (although AJF Cigar Co. has claimed to use Nicaraguan-grown Pennsylvania Broadleaf before).
Aside from the unique wrapper, Casa Favilli is joined by a filler/binder recipe hailing from Nicaragua’s Jalapa and Condega growing regions. The cigars have been rolled in three formats, with prices ranging from $10.95 to $12.95 (MSRP) per cigar. Each size will be packaged in 12-count boxes, which will begin making their way to retailers during the first week of December. The official line is slated for a 2019 release, therefore, only 150 boxes (per size) have been made as pre-release samples for 2018.
Mombacho Casa Favilli Breakdown
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Broadleaf
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Factory: Casa Favilli (Nicaragua)
- Production: Regular
- Packaging: 12-ct boxes
- Vitolas: 3
- Price: $10.95–$12.95
- Release: December 2018 (pre-release) | 2019 (official release)
- Robusto: 5″ x 50 | $10.95 (MSRP)
- Toro: 6″ x 52 | $11.95 (MSRP)
- Torpedo: 5½” x 52 | $12.95 (MSRP)