In July 2016, Bombay Tobak launched the original MBombay Gaaja, a cigar made up of in a single 6 x 54 box-pressed toro size whose name is taken from the the Indian word Gaja, which refers to the elephant that is ubiquitous in Hindu culture. The blend—which took four years to develop—was meant to to offer an abundance of flavor and well-integrated strength and includes tobacco from fiver different countries.
Earlier this year, the company announced the addition of a maduro-wrapped version of the Gaaja that would be available in the original size, as well as a 6 1/2 x 54 box-pressed torpedo. Appropriately named the Gaaja Maduro, the new blend keeps the same Ecuadorian HVA mejorado seco binder and filler composed of Dominican HVA mejorado ligero, Dominican criollo 98 viso, Ecuadorian criollo 98 viso, Peruvian hybrid habano and Paraguayan hybrid habano 2000 viso. The change is a Brazilian mata fina wrapper replaces the original Ecuadorian hybrid version.