Cohiba delivers the third expression of Cohiba Spectre this month. The 6.5 x 52 Toro features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Connecticut broadleaf binder grown for Cohiba in the Connecticut River Valley. The filler is a complex blend of Dominican Piloto Cubano configured at the center of the bunch, flanked by Nicaraguan Jalapa leaves from the 2017 crop. The Nicaraguan leaves were aged in Spanish Sherry barrels.
The result is a marquee smoke for a marquee price: $119.99 per stick and $1,119.90 for a 10-count soft touch matte box.
“Cohiba Spectre continues our tradition of creating exceptional smoking experiences,” Sean Williams, brand ambassador for Cohiba said in a press release. “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.”
The cigar is produced in Santiago, Dominican Republic at General Cigar Dominicana.
Cohiba Spectre was initially released in 2018 and sold out on the day of its debut. The second expression of the brand launched in 2019 and was met with a similar response, the brand says.