Although MBombay had just one new release to show off at its booth during this year’s IPCPR show, it had announced earlier in the year that its Classic Torpedo—which was originally released exclusively as part of a sampler in January—would begin shipping to retailers as a regular production option in August.

That one new product from MBombay was a unique single farm blend that is composed entirely of tobacco from a facility located in Ventana, Ecuador.

MBombay MQBA

The name of the new four vitola line is MQBA—pronounced em-kyoo-bha—and MBombay leases the 70-acre farm where the first crop of plants used in the cigars were planted in 2009. While all four sizes will be sold in 24-count boxes, the Diadema will be sold in gift packs of three, while the remaining vitolas will also be sold in packs of four.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Binder: Ecuador
  • Filler: Ecuador
  • MBombay MQBA Diadem (7 x 56) — $16.59 (Boxes of 24, $398.16, Three-packs, $49.80)
  • MBombay MQBA Toro (6 x 52) — $14.29 (Boxes of 24, $342.96, Four-packs, $57.16)
  • MBombay MQBA Torpedo (6 x 52) — $14.29 (Boxes of 24, $342.96, Four-packs, $57.16)
  • MBombay MQBA Nikka (6 1/2 x 42) — $12 (Boxes of 24, $288, Four-packs, $48)

Production: Regular Production

Launch Date: October 2018

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Brooks Whittington

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.