Rapper and entertainment icon Jay Z has announced that he will be releasing a new cigar called the Comador that is being made in collaboration with General Cigar Company and will come out bearing the company’s Cohiba logo.

A website dedicated to the cigar has recently gone live, where it is described as being “created by the master blenders of Cohiba” in the Dominican Republic. There has also been a dedicated Twitter account and Facebook page launched for the cigar.

A report on StupidDope.com describes the cigar as being made with a Connecticut broadleaf binder and Connecticut Havana wrapper, while the Comador website lists the tobacco as coming from a private 25-acre plot of land surrounded by the Farmington River in Connecticut. Once the leaves are transferred to the Dominican Republic, they are said to undergo a four-year aging process, including a final year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels and then a six month resting period in a cedar lined room.

The cigar is part of a package that includes a humidor, 21 cigars and a smaller travel case. RocNation.com says that the project has been two-years in the making, and has also featured it on their Facebook pageThe final cigar is available in a single 6 x 52 toro vitola. 



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Comador Bundle-2


Barney’s has already created a listing for the humidor on their website, with a note that the cigars will be made available through Cohiba’s importer. From their listing:

A New York Holiday—the creative collaboration between Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Barneys New York—brings together the art, the fashion, the industry…the very energy New York was built on, to support an important cause. In the spirit of the holiday season, Barneys New York will donate 100% of sales from A New York Holiday items to the Shawn Carter Foundation.

Exclusively Ours!

Keep your cigars moist, fully flavored and ready to share with friends with this customized humidor designed by Comador and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter. Handsomely covered in fine, grained leather, the two-door hinged humidor is lined with solid mahogany to seal in and emit moisture—while supporting your cigars’ maturation. Kitted with a hygrometer that maintains moisture at perfect levels, the humidor is crafted with a storage area and ventilated cedar tray that organize and protect up to 63 cigars. This beautiful investment piece comes with a sealed, screw-top metal travel cylinder that lets you carry your favorite cigars to parties, clubs and other festive gatherings. A fabulous gift for the cigar lover on your holiday list—or for yourself.

Barney’s lists the package with a price of $1,000 per unit. They add that the humidor is detailed with a Barneys New York Holiday Emblem on its interior as well as a copper-tone plate on the humidor doors, as well as on top of travel cylinder. They say the humidor measure 5 1/4 inches high, 13 1/2 inches wide and 15 1/2 deep, while the travel cylinder is nine inches tall and three inches in diameter.

Comador Humidor Closed Comador Travel Cylinder

The cigar is also available via the Comador website, with a box of seven cigars selling for $210 and the travel cylinder selling for $350, which includes seven cigars as well.

Comador seven count box

The Cohiba Comador has been quietly released at private events since late September, including at events in Atlanta, New York and Las Vegas. A representative from General Cigars confirmed the release but did not have specific details about the cigar or its widespread launch immediately available.

Comador box photo

(Images via Comador Cigars)
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