General Cigar has announced that they are bringing back the Cohiba Spectre for a third release. The Spectre is one of the most expensive cigars ever released by General Cigar and uses four varietals of tobacco, each paying homage to the growing regions, soils and microclimates from which they were harvested.
“Cohiba Spectre continues our tradition of creating exceptional smoking experiences. Our blending expertise, passion for tobacco, and commitment to craftsmanship and creativity are on full display with Spectre. As with its predecessors, this offering is uniquely representative of our rarest tobacco. Spectre is quite simply, a cigar that can never be replicated.”
The Cohiba Spectre is rolled at General Cigar Dominicana in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The blend uses an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper Connecticut broadleaf binder grown exclusively for Cohiba in the Connecticut River Valley, and Dominican Piloto Cubano, aged in tercios since its 2014 harvest , and Nicaraguan Jalapa from the 2017 crop for the fillers. Those Nicaraguan leaves were aged in Spanish Sherry barrels.
Only 500 boxes were made. The cigar is rolled by just one pair, Ms. Xirolma Céspedes and Mr. Ruben Dario Perez Peña. The Cohiba Spectre is made in only one size, a 6.5” x 52 called Toro. The cigars come in soft-touch matte box that holds 10 cigars. The box retails for $1199.90 or individually $119.99. Cohiba Spectre will ship November 23, 2021. The original Cohiba Spectre came out in 2018. The next iteration was in 2019.