Chogüí Cigars first hit the market in 2015. Then, in 2018 because of deeming FDA regulations and other work related opportunities, the company’s owner, Victor Nicolás, took a break from the cigar industry and reassessed the company and its vision. The company announced back in February of this year that it would be returning to the market with updated branding, now they are ready to share details of the first new blend to be released.
The company’s first cigar was called the Dos77. They were unable to source the original wrapper leaf for that blend so it was re-blended using a Corojo wrapper and dubbed the Dos77 Corojo. The blend has been worked on for almost a year. Dos77 Corojo is a 5 ½ x 50 robusto.
The blend is a Dominican puro, using a sun grown Corojo wrapper, Dominican binder, and Domincian fillers including a leaf of Piloto Mejorado medio tiempo. All of the tobacco comes from Flor de Los Reyes in Navarrete. The cigars are rolled at Manufactura Rivas under the supervision of Francisco “Chico” Rivas in Tamboril, Santiago. Only 20,000 cigars were made for this initial run, and they are shipping to retailers now. The company says they plan on adding another size shortly after launch.