"One of the best cigars that I have smoked this year if not ever. Construction issues aside, this cigar is amazing. I would smoke this thing every day if I had it. The flavors were on point and the transitions kept this cigar constantly feeling fresh; which is quite amazing considering the shear size of this beast. Go out, buy a box and thank me later. " -Alan (Eulogy)
This is a very good entry cigar into the MBombay portfolio. There is a lot of flavor but not a lot of spice making it a good morning cigar. There was enough transition with the addition of some pepper to keep it interesting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys milder cigars or an intro into the MBombay brand.
The MBombay Classic was our the blend MBombay Tobak introduced in May of 2014. Figurados are a more difficult shape to roll at factories and reserved for the more experienced rollers. Now that training efforts are paying off at the factory, Mbombay has announced the launch of the MBombay Classic Torpedo. The cigars are aged for more than 14 months (which will be adhered to for future batches as well).
"Perfectly balanced and medium bodied is the best way to sum up this cigar. I had the opportunity to smoke two of these premium cigar offerings... that is like 16" of cigar.. never once did a harsh flavor cross my palate. On the exhale we had cedar, white pepper, herbs, antique tobacco, malts, and a little bit of sweetness. Retro had a delicious creamy airy lemon cake and cedar. Multi-country blend for sure. Perfect construction and burn. This cigar had flavors that reminded me of a old Cuban cigar from the 1980's with double the damn body. Aroma had an ancient library smell. This cigar would do very well in the European market. I'm done. Bravo." -Matt C. (Big Matt)
Bombay Tobak is launching a new line of cigars: MESTELI. The blend uses a Habano 2000 wrapper from their own farm in Ventana. The rest of the blend uses HVA, Pelo de Oro, and Piloto Cubano from Nicaragua. The line will be offered in three vitolas: Robusto (5.0” x 54 rg), Toro (6.0” x 54 rg), and Torpedo (6.0” x 54 rg) Prices range from $6.95 to $7.95. This is regular production cigar.
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Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our Top 25 Cigars of the Year - 2018. As with previous years, the order of their votes mattered as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man's Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.
Mbombay will have a new cigar for IPCPR 2018 MQBA, pronounced "em-kyoo-bha". The cigar comes 100% from their farm in Ventana, Ecuador. The first seeds for this blend were planted in 2009.
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"This was a great cigar for a tough day. Earlier today I buried my father so I really needed something to help me relax and this was it. Add to that the fact that I was smoking with my brother (whom I haven't seen in years) and was in a great cigar lounge (Rudy's Cigars in Rockford Illinois) and it really made for a good time. If you like great flavors and a medium full strength then I highly recommend you try this. I know I'll be looking for some as a memorial cigar." -Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
Monday, February 6th 2017 - For Immediate Release - After celebrating much success with our Gaaja Toro, it was time to release the much awaited Gaaja Torpedo and their Maduro counterparts (G aaja Maduro Torpedo and Toro).