If pairing cigars with rum is your thing, a new arrival on store shelves should be on your shopping list as this week Mombacho Cigars announced it has started shipping the Diplomático By Mombacho Cigars S.A., a cigar designed specifically to be paired with Diplómatico rum.
The cigar uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper, a binder from the Jalapa region of Nicaragua, and fillers from Nicaragua’s Condega, Estelí and Jalapa regions. It is not an infused cigar however, nor was the tobacco aged in any rum barrels.
The line is offered in three sizes, all of which are regular production:
- Diplomático By Mombacho Cigars S.A. Petit Corona (4 1/2 x 44) — $9.95 (Box of 10, $99.50)
- Diplomático By Mombacho Cigars S.A. Robusto (5 x 50) — $12.95 (Box of 10, $129.50)
- Diplomático By Mombacho Cigars S.A. Toro (6 x 52) — $14.95 (Box of 10, $149.50)
The two companies are also taking the opportunity to do some charitable good with the cigar, as Mombacho will contribute part of its share of the proceeds from the cigar sales will to Carita Felíz Kinder, a non-profit organization that helps children in need in Granada, where the company’s Casa Favilli cigar factory is located. Diplomático’s part will go to the I Love Venezuela Foundation, a non-profit organization in Venezuela, where the rum is produced.