Six months after departing Fabricas Unidas, former Wynwood Cigars owner Robert Caldwell is returning to the cigar business. He is teaming up with La Barba Cigars’ Tony Bellato and Jaclyn Sears for the launch of Impromptu Cigars. The announcement was made via press release by the new partnership.
Impromptu Cigars is described as “a continuing series of extremely limited production blends of some of the most rare, exotic and hard to acquire tobacco varietals that the boutique cigar industry has yet seen”. The company has announced four new blends for their first production run. The cigars will have a price point ranging from $7.50 to $12.50.
Pepper Creme Soda
This cigar has been given the nickname “Supreme Creme”. It is being made made in a 5 x 50 robusto. The tobaccos used are HVA (Habana Vuelta Abajo), Piloto Cubano, Habano, and Arapirca from a 2006 vintage.
One Night Stand
This is a 5 1/2 x 52 corona gorda. It features corojo tobacco including a Corojo 2008 vintage crop.
Back Door Bambi
This is described as a Super Robusto measuring 5 1/2 x 46. It features Corojo, Habano, and Negrito tobacco from a 2008 vintage.
This is a lancero described as secretly blended from a 2004 vintage crop of Costa Rican tobacco.
The company says that due to the limited nature of thee blends in terms of tobacco supply and production, they will lean toward “store specific releases”. They mention the entire line has been pre-sold. New Havana Cigars has been mentioned as a retailer that will carry some of the Impromptu product.
To anyone who may have missed out on these exclusive blends, Caldwell reassures “As long as we keep finding unexplored ideas, and producers willing to experiment by take risks with us, outside the more traditional methods of cigar manufacturing,” he paused, taking a sip of his cafe’ on Camp David Ranch’s veranda that overlooks the beautiful city of Santiago, “Impromptu cigars will continue to appear.”