Dalay Zigarren’s latest cigar is an attempt at making a cigar in the purest way possible.
The Dalay Limitada 2019 Robusto Extra is heading to stores this month, a product centered around making a cigar unadulterated. For this release, the company said it focused on using tobaccos that were not only grown in a natural manner, but also seeds that were not the genetic hybrids used for most cigars. In the end, six Dominican tobaccos were used: habano 2000 for the wrapper, a criollo 98 binder and two secos, one viso and one ligero for the filler.
It’s being offered in a single 5 1/2 x 54 vitola with production limited to 200 boxes of 20 cigars. Pricing is €15 ($17.16) per cigar.
“This rare and complex cigar has no modern cross-breeds with foreign and more robust seeds like the famous Connecticut,” reads a press release from the company. “As a consequence these tobaccos are less fertile and less resistant to pests. However, their much richer aroma and flavor are worth the investment of time, hard labor and care. ”
To help keep with the pure approach, the boxes themselves are shown in their natural state, without paint or stains. Instead, a layer of beeswax is added to help protect the wood.
Production is being handled by the Tabacalera Altagrácia factory in the Dominican Republic, which also produced the Dalay Limitada Capa Rosado 2014.
Dalay Zigarren is a German distribution company, which distributes its own brand and others such as Crowned Heads. The company also runs the La Casa del Habano in Saarbrücken.