C.L.E. Cigar Company has announced the Asylum Sensorium. The company is calling this a super-premium blend, and the price reflects that. Sensorium is defined as: “The parts of the brain or the mind concerned with the reception and interpretation of sensory stimuli.”
The blend is a Honduran puro using tobacco that has been aged for a various number of years including the Eiroa family’s signature Authentic Corojo. Something new to the Asylum brand is the use of a first-generation Cuban-seed Piñareno tobacco.
The Asylum brand of cigars allows us to keep pushing boundaries. This is what the consumer expects from us. Such was the case this time, with the Asylum Sensorium. We used some first-generation Piñareno seed from Cuba, my father grew in Jamastran. He has had this seed for decades, but had not grown it since 1979, when blue mold swept through Honduras in 1977. Any attempts to grow it in Honduras have yielded continuous losses of 25 – 40% on the field, due to its susceptibility to everything.
Piñareno is truly the tastiest tobacco I have ever tasted, and I feel it is worth the sacrifice.
One could say that I am “all in” with the Piñareno tobacco and the Sensorium will be the first time someone gets to try it. This tobacco is so special to me that we are only offering it to those with whom we can sit down and explain the cigar to. This means that both Tom and I will be doing a lot of traveling as we introduce this new tobacco.Christian Eiroa, President of C.L.E. Cigar Company
Christian and I are especially proud of this blend. The Asylum Sensorium was a long time in the making, we are confident that this blend will bring something new to the table for the Asylum Cigar smoker.Tom Lazuka, C.L.E. Cigars VP of Sales, and co-founder of Asylum
The cigar is a Honduran puro with Authentic Corojo and the original Piñareno tobacco in the filler. The Asylum Sensorium is presented in boxes of 20 and each cigar has its own coffin. It comes in two vitolas: Asen 18: 11/18 with an MSRP of $50 per cigar or $1000 per box, and Asen 60: 60/6 with an MSRP of $60 per cigar or $1200 per box.