Asylum Cigars and Cigar Dojo are collaborating for the first time on a limited-edition cigar called, Asylum Meshugana. Both Asylum Cigars and Cigar Dojo are celebrating their 10th anniversaries in 2022, so it made sense to celebrate together. The word Meshugana is a plays on Yiddish slang for “nonsense,” “silliness,” or “craziness.”
For a long time we have wanted to do a blend with Authentic Corojo tobacco, and this new Meshugana Asylum features it in a marvelous way. The Asylum team came up with an outstanding blend that is down-right delicious.
Eric Guttormson, owner of Cigar Dojo
Cigar Dojo has long been a fan of Eiroa tobacco, often commenting on the salty, pretzel dough-like character of the family’s Authentic Corojo. These flavor descriptors were the inspiration for the Meshugana cigar, with The Dojo seeking to amplify these attributes of the Eiroa family’s prized Honduran tobacco.
The blend uses Authentic Corojo for the wrapper and the Eiroas’ Honduran tobaccos from the Jamastran Valley for the binder and filler. The blend is described as a medium-plus strength, medium-full flavor, and an overall medium-full body.
When Eric from Cigar Dojo contacted us about doing the 2022 release of the Cigar Dojo exclusive, we knew we had to say yes. The guys from Cigar Dojo have been great to us throughout the years, and we’ve always wanted to do this collaboration.
Tom Lazuka of Asylum Cigars
For the fourth year, Cigar Dojo will offer an exclusive release for attendees of the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival, as Meshugana will debut during a private event leading up to the festival.
After that event the cigars will be offered to attendees of the festival itself, held on Saturday, August 27th. Finally, a separate allotment has been reserved for an online sale (through retailer Smoke Inn Cigars) that will take place on Friday, September 2nd.
The cigars come in one size, a 6″ x 52 toro and packaged in bundles of 10. Only 300 bundles were made. Pricing is set at an MSRP of $100 per bundle.