A lot of the best discoveries in history have been the culmination of happy accidents. In the vein of that fact, there was a quiet trip to Santiago in the late summer of 2014 taken by Tony Bellatto, the co-owner of La Barba Cigars, Geno Bellatto and Matt “Cupcakes” Waris to the Ventura cigar factory, which was intended as a follow up to the initial blending trip for the “purple” release for the company. However, something unexpected and brilliant happened when Henderson Ventura introduced the group to an amazing crop of tobacco that they immediately fell in love with.
The result was the Siempre Tamboril cigar series, though not a part of the La Barba brand, still possesses the same level of quality and originality that the brand has come to stand for. Based on an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a blend of Dominican Corojo Ligero and Dominican Habano Vuelta Abajo Secco, the cigar is at home as an everyday cigar for any smoker.
Available at only a few authorized retailers. The first run came in bundles, without bands, the subsequent shipments will be banded and wrapped in cellophane to conserve costs and pass those savings on to the consumer. Available sizes come in the Perla (4×42), Robusto (5×50), Corona Gorda (5 3/4×50), Toro (6×50) and the Double Toro (6×60). The cigar retails for $4.50 – $8.00 MSRP.
There will also be an exclusive Corona size made accessible through Sam Lopez (Fine Ash Cigars) and Havana House West.
In Addition Lost & Found is adding “fresh roasted” a cigar that we found in Nicaragua, that is only going to be available at the cigar circus through “the Humidor” in Wichita.