Ventura Cigar Co.’s new Archetype Fantasy Miniseries is now en route to retailers. It’s a collection of three cigars: Crystals, Curses and Cloaks. Each is a 5 x 50 robusto that comes in a 20-count box, with slightly different blends between them.
Crystals uses a sungrown habano wrapper over a Nicaraguan habano binder and filler. Curses keeps the binder and filler but replaces the wrapper with a Connecticut broadleaf. For Cloaks, a broadleaf wrapper of undisclosed origin was selected and place over a Nicaraguan habano binder and Nicaraguan fillers before getting a square press.
Each cigar is priced at $9 for a single and $180 per box, with production handled by the Oliva Cigars factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
The Archetype line was inspired by the musings of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell over the recurring characters and themes in a hero’s journey, according to a statement by the company. It was launched in 2016 with the Dreamstate, Sage Advice, Strange Passage, Initiation and Axis Mundi lines, and the Fantasy Miniseries builds on the line by adding “mysteriously interesting details to its overarching tale.”
The line made its industry debut at the 2018 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
An earlier version of this article indicated that the Crystals had a closed foot and pigtail cap; a representative from Ventura Cigar Co. indicated that has changed since the original announcement and the cigar no longer comes with those details.