MBombay is adding a new robusto vitola to the natural version of its Gaaja line, the third vitola in the line, joining the original Toro Gordo (6 x 54) and the Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) that was released in February.
“Due to its compactness in the size, it was a real challenge to offer the balance in the strength and flavor in the smaller vitola,” said Mel Shah in a press release.
The new 5 x 54 vitola will be unveiled at the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, which runs from July 11 – 14. The company says the cigar will be shipped to retailers by the end of July.
The Gaaja line uses an Ecuador Connecticut desflorado wrapper; specifically, a hybrid Mejorado 2004 varieteal. Under that is an Ecuadorian HVA Seca Mejorada binder and fillers that include a Peruvian hybrid habano seco, a trio of visos that include an Ecuadorian criollo 98, Paraguayan hybrid Habano 2000, and Dominican criollo 98, as well as a Dominican HVA Mejorado ligero.
The robusto vitola comes in 14-count cedar boxes, with single sticks retailing for $12.50 before taxes.