General Cigar Co. and Cohiba are debuting the third expression of Cohiba Spectre.
Sean Williams, brand ambassador for Cohiba said, “Cohiba Spectre continues our tradition of creating exceptional smoking experiences. Our blending expertise, passion for tobacco, and commitment to craftsmanship and creativity are on full display with Spectre. As with its predecessors, this offering is uniquely representative of our rarest tobacco. Spectre is quite simply, a cigar that can never be replicated.”
Handcrafted in Santiago, Dominican Republic at General Cigar Dominicana, Cohiba Spectre uses an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper. The binder is a Connecticut broadleaf grown exclusively for Cohiba in the Connecticut River Valley. The blend uses Dominican Piloto Cubano, aged in tercios since its 2014 harvest, is configured at the center of the bunch, flanked by Nicaraguan Jalapa leaves from the 2017 crop. The hand-selected Nicaraguan leaves were aged in Spanish Sherry barrels.
500 boxes of Cohiba Spectre have been produced, and are made by just one roller, Ms. Xirolma Céspedes and one buncher, Mr. Ruben Dario Perez Peña. Representing a combined expertise spanning nearly five decades, these artisans are revered for their exceptional dexterity and meticulous attention to detail.
The blend has been made in a singular size, a 6.5” x 52 toro. The cigars are presented in a soft-touch matte box, holding 10 cigars. The release can be purchased at select retailers for $1199.90, and individual cigars will sell for $119.99. Cohiba Spectre will begin shipping on November 23, 2021.