|Asylum Straight Jacket
Over the past few weeks, there has been word of a new limited production run line being launched by Asylum Cigars called the Asylum Straight Jacket. The Asylum Straight Jacket is being positioned as a very full-bodied offering. There were teasers on the Asylum Cigars Facebook page. Recently there was some additional information from interviews done by Stogie Review and Blowing Smoke with Asylum founder Tom Lazuka. In this piece, we aggregate the information on what is known on the Asylum Straight Jacket. This is a cigar that actually was launched at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show.
Asylum Cigars has focused quite a bit on building their core lines with the Asylum. The Asylum Straight Jacket marks the first line that will be limited in terms of the production run. Production numbers are not known at this time.
The Asylum Straight Jacket continues to what has been a very busy Spring, 2013 for the company. Back in March, the company launched Asylum 13 Ogre, a maduro/candela barber-pole wrapper offering that was made in a 7 x 70. This past month, a 6 x 80 vitola was added to the core Asylum 13 line. Plans are also for the Asylum 13 Corojo – a Honduran puro featuring Authentic Corojo tobacco to be released in the near future.
Here are the specifics of the Asylum Straight Jacket:
We don’t know the tobacco specifics at this time, but we do know this is a Nicaraguan puro.
On the interview with the Blowin Smoke podcast, Lazuka indicated there would be four vitolas made. Lazuka also indicated on an interview with Stogie Review the cigar would be sold in ten count boxes.
5 x 50
6 x 54
6 x 60
7 x 70
Update (7/21/13): Included photo from IPCPR 2013