There’s a new core line from German Engineered Cigars coming later this month, and it marks the first collaboration between the company and Claudio Sgroi, the former president and master blender of Mombacho Cigars S.A.
The line is named Raumzeit, the German word for spacetime. as the company says the blend “takes you into a new dimension — a fantastic immersion in aromatic complexity and engineered perfection makes space and time become irrelevant.” To achieve such a goal, the blend uses a Nicaraguan-grown Connecticut seed wrapper, an Indonesian Sumatra binder, and a filler that contains tobacco from Nicaragua’s Jalapa region as well as Dominican-grown piloto. While the company says the body is mild to medium, it highlighted the aromatic experience, calling it “traveling at the speed of light, far beyond the next galaxy, while a friendly android serves cake.”
Raumzeit is being produced at Tabacalera Tambor in Estelí, and is being offered in three sizes:
- Raumzeit Half Corona (3 1/2 x 44) — $6.50
- Raumzeit Robusto (5 x 54) — $11
- Raumzeit Gran Toro (6 x 58) — $12
All three of the sizes will be offered in 20-count bundles, while the Robusto and Gran Toro will also be available in the company’s newly designed 20-count box format.
The line is scheduled to begin shipping shortly after the TPE 2022 trade show, which runs from Jan. 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nev.