I am proud to announce that the Asylum 13 cigars have finally hit the warehouse and should be in stores this week. For those unfamiliar with these sticks, they are the brainchild of master blender Christian Eiroa. It was Eiroa who helped create some of the highly rated Camacho cigars. His use of the bold, rich Honduran Corojo leaf created an amazing cigar that gave the smoker a window into the golden age of Cuban Cigars. You see, our friends south of Key West no longer use the Corojo leaf because of its susceptibility to disease, but it currently thrives in Jamastran, Honduras. The line was so successful for Eiroa that his family company was purchased by Davidoff Cigars, and of course, we at ABC offer five of the cigars from the Camacho line.
Someone as talented as Christian Eiroa isn't just going to sit around and do nothing, so he went back to blending world class cigars.
One of his greatest creations, Asylum 13 is one that we couldn't wait to get into our humidors. The cigars come in some mega ring gauges. We have chosen the 5×50, 6×60, 7×70, and 6×80. Yes, you read it correctly. We have brought in an EIGHTY ring gauge cigar! If you decide to tackle this monster plan on sitting down for at least three hours.
These Nicaraguan puros are not only massive in size but equally large in flavor. The strength is a solid medium to full. I have enjoyed a few of these and the rich dark tobacco flavors which include coffee and pepper spice are absolutely are absolutely delightful.
Though we don't have it now, they also offer this cigar with a double wrapper that uses a beautiful candela green leaf along with the standard Nicaraguan Habano that forms a green and brown barber pole.
These are outstanding smokes from a man who knows how to blend a great cigar. These are boutique smokes without the high boutique price. Make sure you ask about these cigars the next time you are in your neighborhood ABC. If they don't have them yet, they will certainly order them for you.
Chris Gwaltney, ABC regional manager and certified tobacconist. Follow me on Twitter @abccigarchris.