Five New Releases from Lost & Found Arrive at Retail

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The Lost & Found project led by Tony Bellatto, Robert Caldwell and Jaclyn Sears have released five new cigars to the market in recent weeks, with just a handful of retailers scattered across the country receiving the small batch offerings, which are named Le Pigeon, Rebel Bingo, Spam Artist, Pepper Cream Chocolate Crush and Swollen Cock.

Le Pigeon is a 6×54 figurado that dates back to 2009 and is limited to just 2,000 cigars split up into 200 paper-wrapped bundles of ten priced at $130. A habano wrapper covers a corojo binder and filler, with the countries those tobaccos come from not being disclosed as has generally been the protocol for previous releases. The company describes the flavor as “Cafe au Lait X Croissant du Chocolat!”

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Rebel Bingo is also a 6×54 figurado but from a 2011 vintage of tobacco, with 2,500 cigars made, packed in ten-count bundles and carrying an MSRP of $120. The wrapper and binder are both corojo of undisclosed origin, while the filler isn’t being disclosed at all. On the tag attached to the wrapper, the flavor is said to be “Dirt Watered Down Coffee Cream Anise.”

Spam Artist uses an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a corojo binder and a filler being called “corojo X mystery meat” that offers a taste of “Molasses Smoke Mechanically Separated,” with the cigar dating back to 2010. Only 800 cigars are being released, again divided into 80 ten-count bundles that have an MSRP of $120. The vitola is described as a “Shotgun Wedding Toro” with specific measurements not being disclosed by the company.

Pepper Cream Chocolate Soda is a figurado of undisclosed length and ring gauge from 2007 that has a corojo / broadleaf barber pole wrapper, corojo wrapper and filler of Honduran corojo and pre-embargo tobacco, though the country for the latter is not disclosed. It’s one of the bigger releases that Lost & Found has put out, with 3,200 cigars released via 320 bundles of ten, each with an MSRP of $140. Notes of cocoa, cinnamon, leather and pepper are said to be the most dominant.

Finally, Swollen Cock uses 2008 vintage corojo for the wrapper, binder and filler to deliver a profile described as “earthy citrus cream soap.” The cigars are packed in ten-count bundles with an MSRP of $120, with 230 bundles released. The vitola is described as a “chubby toro,” with one retailer listing it as being 6 x 48/54/48.

Several emails sent to Tony Bellatto of Lost & Found seeking additional information about the cigars have not been  returned.

It’s the second batch of cigars from the Lost & Found project this year, as the SilentShout, Buck 15 and the return of the Pepper Creme Soda (aka Cream Machine) in a toro vitola were released in early February, followed by Holy Braille a few weeks later.

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Patrick Lagreid
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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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