Back in June of this year, Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) announced the third series in their Archetype line, Archetype Chapter 3. These cigars started shipping today to the United States. Chapter 3 contains two blends, Sacred Scales and Dawn of Destiny. Both new cigars in the series, blended by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, stem from the long-term freindship between Perez-Carrillo and Michael Giannini.
Archetype Chapter 3, first shown off at IPCPR, follows in the footsteps of previous Archeypte releases which include: Dreamstate, Sage Advice, Strange Passage, Initiation, Axis Mundi, Crystals, Curses, and Cloaks. The Archetype line is an homage to the Hero’s Journey, a common storytelling arc that has been shared across cultures and throughout time. Chapter 3’s Sacred Scales, marks the inflection point in this journey, beginning the hero’s return to the real world from the imaginary. And Dawn of Destiny represents the hero’s return to reality.
“Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is a hero in this industry,” says Giannini. “He’s a master of his craft, with a lifetime of stories that he weaves into his blends. Calling upon him to create for Archetype Chapter 3 was like poetry. It has been an honor to work with and call him a friend for so many years. And it is an even bigger honor to work with him again now. I hope everyone checks out these cigars- you won’t want to miss out.”
The company describes Sacred Scales as full-bodied and full-flavored. The blend uses a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and filler from Nicaragua. VCC offers this blend in three vitolas: 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 x 52 Toro, and 6 x 60 Gordo.
Dawn of Destiny is described as a medium-full-bodied cigar. The blend uses a wrapper from Ecuador, with binder and fillers from Nicaragua. It comes in three sizes: 5 x 50 Robusto, 6 x 52 Toro, and 6 x 60 Gordo.