IPCPR 2017: Mombacho Cigars S.A.


Mombacho was back again with the same nice, open booth they had last year – one that allows retailers to wander in from almost any angle.

Claudio Sgroi was there to talk to me and show me what was new – some packaging changes, a new line that was introduced earlier this year, and a special release inspired by the world of wine.

Mombacho Cosecha 2012
The special limited release: the Cosecha 2012. The idea behind it was to create a Nicaraguan puro with tobacco all harvested in 2012, a true vintage much like a wine. The follow-ups to it—everything from 2013 to 2015—are already rolled and aging to be released over the next few years. The 2012 edition is limited to 5,000 cigars.

One note they wanted to make was that the bands weren’t finalized and will have a slightly different color.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Mombacho Cosecha 2012 (6 x 52) – $21.95 (Boxes of 10, $219.50)

Launch Date: Late August, 2017

Mombacho Tierra Volcan
There was a packaging update to its core line, bringing the branding in line and changing them to boxes of 12.

Mombacho Liga Maestro
Same thing with the Liga Maestro line – updated boxes that are all 12-count.

This brand launched earlier this year in May and it marks the first blend out of the Mombacho factory, Casa Favilli, to use a tobacco not grown inside Nicaragua. It comes in two blends and four sizes. This is the brand created by Mo Maali, who is also Mombacho Cigars S.A.’s national sales manager.

Patina Connecticut

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua & Pennsylvania
  • Patina Connecticut Artifact (7 x 49) — $12.95 (Boxes of 16, $207.20)
  • Patina Connecticut Bronze (6 x 52) — $11.95 (Boxes of 16, $191.20)
  • Patina Connecticut Oxidation (6 x 56) — $12.95 (Boxes of 16, $207.20)
  • Patina Connecticut Rustic (5 x 52) — $9.95 (Boxes of 16, $159.20)

Patina Habano

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua & Pennsylvania
  • Patina Habano Bronze (6 X 52) — $11.95 (Boxes of 16, $191.20)
  • Patina Habano Copper (6 X 46) — $9.95 (Boxes of 16, $159.20)
  • Patina Habano Oxidation (6 X 56) — $12.95 (Boxes of 16, $207.20)
  • Patina Habano Rustic (5 X 52) — $8.95 (Boxes of 16, $143.20)

Launch Date: May 2017

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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.

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