IPCPR 2016: MBombay

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MBombay Booth

Although the company was showing off the recently released Gaaja, it also had some surprises up its sleeve, including a never before seen blend in a larger lancero vitola.

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MBombay Vintage Rerserve Lancero 1973
MBombay Vintage Reserve Lancero 1973
The first new cigar is the MBombay Vintage Reserve Lancero 1973, an 8 1/2 x 38 cedar-wrapped lancero  that is made up of an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a Dominican binder and filler tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Peru. According to owner Mel Shah, all of the filler tobacco in the new blend is from before 1970 and the year 1973 in the name refers to the year that he was born. Only 560 boxes of 25 were produced, and each cigar carries and MSRP of $13.50, with boxes shipping immediately after the show.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Peru
  • MBombay Vintage Reserve Lancero 1973 (8 1/2 x 38) — $13.50 (Box of 25, $337.50)

Launch Date: August 2016

Production: 560 Boxes of 25 (14,000 Total Cigars)

MBombay Gaaja Torpedos
MBombay Gaaja Maduro Torpedo
After the success of Gaaja, it was almost a given that there would be a new wrapper in the same cigar, and that is exactly what happened. The Gaaja Maduro Torpedo is covered in a Brazilian mata fina wrapper, along with an Ecuadorian HVA binder and filler tobaccos from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Peru. The first size in the new blend will be a 6 1/2 x 54 torpedo carrying an MSRP of $15.50 each, but other sizes are planned.

  • Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Binder: Ecuadorian HVA Mejorado Seco
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay & Peru
  • MBombay Gaaja Maduro Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) — $15.50 (Box of 24, $372)

Launch Date: November 2016

Production: Regular Production

MBombay Gaaja Torpedo

MBombay Gaaja Torpedo

Finally, MBombay is showing off the a new Gaaja vitola in the same size as the Gaaja Maduro, a 6 1/2 x 54 torpedo sold in boxes of 24 that are scheduled to ship in November.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Hybrid (Connecticut Desflorado & Mejorado 2004)
  • Binder: Ecuadorian HVA
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru
  • MBombay Gaaja Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) — $15.50 (Box of 24, $372)

Launch Date: November 2016

Production: Regular Production

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Brooks Whittington
About the author

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.

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