Mombacho has a new collaboration with a favorite rum of the halfwheel staff, Diplomático.

Despite my visit during lunch time, plenty of people were moving in and out of the open design booth, and milling around the outside looking at the products on display along the edges. One of those products on display is a new collaboration with Diplomático rum that they were very excited to talk about.


Diplomático rum and Mombacho saw a mutually beneficial opportunity to work together, with the end results being the Diplomático cigar. In addition to working together to further their businesses, they are also working together to give back. Part of the proceeds from the Diplomático cigar sales from Mombacho will go to a non-profit organization in Granada, while Diplomático’s part will go to a non-profit organization in Venezuela.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Condega, Estelí, Jalapa)
  • Diplomático Petit Corona (4 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 10, $99.50)
  • Diplomático Robusto (5 x 50) — $12.95 (Box of 10, $129.50)
  • Diplomático Toro (6 x 52) — $14.95 (Box of 10, $149.50)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2019

Mombacho Cosecha 2014

Mombacho’s single vintage release is back, this year with tobaccos all from a 2014 harvest. Coming in a single size, the tobacco from 2014 was used to roll the cigars in 2016, which have been resting since.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Mombacho Cosecha 2014 (6 x 52) — $21.95 (Box of 10, $219.50)

Production: 750 Boxes of 10 Cigars (7,500 Total Cigars)

Release Date: June 18, 2019

Casa Favilli

The national release of this cigar took place the first week of June following a limited soft launch last December.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Condega & Jalapa)
  • Casa Favilli Robusto (5 x 50) — $11 (Boxes of 12, $132)
  • Casa Favilli Toro (6 x 52) — $12 (Boxes of 12, $144)
  • Casa Favilli Belicoso (5 1/2 x 52) — $13 (Boxes of 12, $156)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: December 2018

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Brian Burt

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.