Mombacho Cigars has announced that the company is expanding its portfolio with a new line of cigar called Tierra Volcán. The new line has been announced via the company Facebook page over the past week and today the company made the formal announcement via a press release posted at the bottom of this article. The cigars have been shown and offered to retailers across the U.S. for the past several weeks.
The company’s Casa Mombacho factory is based in Granada, Nicaragua, while its offices are located in Toronto. Mombacho has been in existence for approximately eight years, selling directly to tourists who visit the factory as well as to select markets in Canada, Italy and China. The name comes from the nearby stratovolcano known as Mombacho, which means “mother of our islands” in the local indigenous culture, and Tierra Volcán references the fact that the land that Granada and the surrounding area sits on was formed by the volcano. The first known eruption dates back nearly 20,000 years.
The blend is a Nicaraguan puro, with a sungrown Habano seed wrapper from Jalapa, Condega Criollo for the binder and a filler of leaves from Jalapa and Condega. They were blended by Claudio Sgroi, who joined Mombacho in September 2011.
It’s a regular production line for the company, with 2014 production estimated to be approximately 140,000 cigars.
The Mombacho Tierra Volcán will make its official U.S. debut at the upcoming IPCPR Convention and Trade Show being held July 19-23 in Las Vegas, which will be Mombacho’s first time at the annual industry event. So far, the company has shown off a 4 x 50 vitola called Corto and a 5 1/2 x 50 vitola called Clasico on its Facebook page. The full range of sizes includes a 6 1/4 x 54 Grande and 4 3/4 x 26 Volcanito, which comes in a six-pack. The other three sizes are all available in 24-count boxes, while the Clasico is also available in boxes of three and eight. Pricing is still being finalized.
The Mombacho Classico Robusto was reviewed on halfwheel in June 2012.
Update (April 29, 2014) — Added blend info, sizes
Update (June 23, 2014) — Mombacho Cigars issued the following press release about the launch of the cigars:
Mombacho Cigars S.A. announces U.S. launch with Tierra Volcan line of premium cigars
June 24, 2014 (Toronto)–Toronto based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) announced today the launch of Tierra Volcan Cigars in the United States. The brand will make its official debut at the 82nd Annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association Convention and Tradeshow, July 19th to 23rd, 2014 in Las Vegas.
Through Tierra Volcan Cigars, Mombacho will now be able to offer consumers its current line of entirely handmade cigars from Nicaragua. The initial Tierra Volcan line will include Toro, Robusto Extra, Short Robusto and Cigarrito sized cigars. All Tierra Volcan cigars are true puros, comprised of 100% Nicaraguan tobacco.
“Enthusiasts around the world have been enjoying the high quality and unique taste of our cigars for years now,” said Markus Raty, Presidente of Mombacho Cigars. “We are thrilled to finally be able to provide the same distinctive smoking experience to U.S. cigar lovers through our Tierra Volcan line.”
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Mombacho quickly became a fixture in the cigar industrythrough partnerships with notable brands in the luxury goods and sports industry including, Moët Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays and the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
The company’s expansion into the U.S. under the Tierra Volcan line will include a dedicated sales and marketing team and a local distribution partner will be announced shortly.
Aficionados interested in purchasing Tierra Volcan Cigars can follow Mombacho Cigars on social media where all new accounts and events will be announced.