The Hostage is about story of Providencia Cigars founder Jim Faber who was held at gun point in the parking lot of a youth soccer field in Honduras. Jim explained “Through my soccer work and mission in Honduras I got close to the mayor of the town and was eventually asked if I would consider helping young members of a gang get off the street through my soccer camps and school. Accepting the challenge, I developed a friendship with the young players and their parents as we helped to turn their lives by way of soccer. One day at the field, I was abducted by some men who forced me into a car. Some of the dads stepped in to help me amidst a flurry of gun fire and I was eventually able to get free. I was later told by the US Military investigator that a Mexican gang had moved into the country and they believed it was these gang members that tried to kidnap me.”
Faber, who lived in Honduras from 1997-2011 has a deep love for the area and the citizens of this beautiful Central American country. It is this love that drove him to create a cigar and pay tribute to those that saved his life that day.
- Limited production
- 6 x 52 box-pressed toro
- Wrapper – San Andrés
- Binder – Indonesian
- Filler – Nicaragua and Honduran Ligero
The cigar is described as complex down to the finish with a solid full-strength body. The Hostage comes in 10-count cedar boxes and bundles of 11 with an MSRP of $9.99 per cigar/ $99.90 per box/bundle. Current production is limited to 1,050 cigars.
The Hostage is rolled by La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras. Providencia Cigars will be taking orders and shipping The Hostage starting this week. Artwork for The Hostage was done by JT Design Studio who designed the cigar bands as well as the inner box lids.