Today I want to show you the crème de la crème, the best of what the world can offer cigar lovers. From Amsterdam to the center of Abu Dhabi. As you can imagine the way cigars are smoked and what is smoked can vary from nation to salary level.
This year the tabacco market was shocked in a positive way, by the unveiling of the ultimate humidor and its content. The chest is made in a limited number. Only twelve of the richest cigar collectors will be the chosen ones. With 1 million dollars, the chest and its cigars belong the most expensive ever produced. Since I am a cigar lover, I will try to unravel the mystery behind the 24 cigars, wrapped in gold leaves, vacuumed in a glass tube. Before we take a look at these great cigars I want to show the box below.
What makes these cigars so special? Well… let’s take a look at them. The cigars are made of the best tobacco leaves available on earth. The tobacco that is used was grown, harvested and aged for 48 months before the cigar got its final touch. Beside the perfect leaves acquired from the Jamastran Valley (south Honduras) and the Jalapa Valley (north Nicaragua) the final layers of the cigar are 4 layers of golden leaves. The addition of gold supposed to keep the flavours and all aromas inside the cigar, not loosing any aroma balance that best cigar makers in the world created for this masterpiece.
Beside all the great quality leaves these longfillers are spoiled when it comes to their housing, beside the cutter and jet flame lighter within the box; the box has its own self-regulating humidity system. As I mentioned in a previous blog, the humidity controls the quality of a cigar. This box has a constant humidity of 70% and an accurate 16 to 18 degrees environment that makes it the best accommodation for these beautiful cigars.
But is this the best longfiller in the world? Only a few will taste these bad boys. Personally I believe that the taste will be extraordinary, however, will probably have the same underlying taste that a good Cohiba will have. Having similar attention to detail and the worlds best cigar makers, Cohiba will be a good ‘low budget’ cigar compared to these pieces of art. And for the people that believe they can grab one when no one is looking? The chest and the cigars are chipped to see its location and can only be unlocked with a code.