In the last month, Lost&Found—a collaborative project best known for taking orphaned cigars and repackaging them—has pivoted to a new model where it sells cigars that it commissions factories to make. One of the first releases for the new iteration of the company is called 22 Minutes to Midnight, stylized as 23:38.

There will be two different blends, which will be released in limited quantities twice per year. The first shipment of these cigars is expected to arrive next week, featuring two different blends. The 22 Minutes to Midnight Connecticut Radiante and Habano de Oro are offered in the same three sizes, priced the same. Both lines were made in 2020 at El Maestro, the William Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic. The company is not disclosing the blend details for the cigars, though it says the combined age of the filler tobaccos is more than 25 years.

  • 22 Minutes to Midnight Connecticut Radiante / Habano de Oro Corona Deluxe (5 1/2 x 46) — $18 (Box of 20, $360)
  • 22 Minutes to Midnight Connecticut Radiante / Habano de Oro Robusto (5 x 50) — $20 (Box of 20, $400)
  • 22 Minutes to Midnight Connecticut Radiante / Habano de Oro Toro (6 x 52) — $22 (Box of 20, $440)

Only 200 boxes of each size are being released right now and the plan is to ship the cigars twice per year.

Lost&Found is also expected to ship three new blends of Instant Classic next week.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.