Jas Sum Kral has released their annual Swedish exclusive Sota Kakor. The first version used a Habano wrapper, while the second used a Maduro wrapper. This latest version for 2022 goes back to the original blend with a Habano wrapper. The name Söta Kakor is Swedish for sweet cookies. The name of the cigar isn’t the only reference to Sweden, as the ring contains traditional elements from the Dalarna region of Sweden.
When it comes to detail, I am my worst enemy. Working on the band, I knew I wanted to incorporate the history of Sweden. Complete with traditional art, colors, and regal looks. This was the last band Nuzli Hakiim designed for me before he went on to new things in life. Going back and forth with Martin picking his brain to get that authentic Swedish look and feel we finally agreed on prob the best band design I have seen in a long time.
The blend for this year, being the same as the original, uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan Criollo 98 binder, and filler from Condega, Jalapa and Somoto. Production is limited to 200 boxes of 12 and sold through Kind Cigars. The size is also the same as the original, a 5½x48 robusto.
The maduro will come back too, but I won’t reveal when. The response from the Swedish cigar aficionados is overwhelming so I have to release another batch soon.