Back in September, we noted that Blessed Leaf, a Christian -based ministry founded by Ezra Zion Cigar Company co-owners Kyle Hoover and Chris Kelly was planning on launching a cigar for the ministry. This past week, details of that cigar – the Blessed Leaf Kairos were announced.
This is a project that has been in our hearts for over a year. Our vision was to produce a great cigar with vintage tobaccos and have the proceeds go to ministry and missions efforts.” noted Hoover.
“For this project, we went back to our roots: Nicaraguan tobacco! This is a Nicaraguan puro in the Ezra Zion genre of blending. Since we are doing this for The Lord, it had to be the best work we could possibly do!” added Kelly.
In describing the name of the origin of the name Kairos ,Hoover added: “We chose the name Kairos because of it’s unique meaning to this project. Kairos is defined as a specific moment in time when the Divine intervenes directly into your life. To us, there is a duel application. Obviously, as a person smokes the cigar they will have a ‘heavenly’ smoking experience. Secondly, that the support raised for Christian missions will impact people’s lives with the gospel of Christ.”
This is the second limited production cigar dedicated to a cigar outlet produced by Hoover and Kelly. Last month, the duo released The Collective, a cigar dedicated to Cigar Federation – an online social media community that the two also own. Like The Collective, the cigar will be produced at the Casa Fernandez factory in Miami, Florida.
The cigar will be available for pre-order through Blessed Leaf and the Cigar Federation store. The cigar will be officially launched through a virtual herf on April 2nd.
At a glance, here is a look at the Blessed Leaf Kairos:
Wrapper: Corojo 99 Rosado
Binder: Not disclosed
Filler: Includes lagers from Esteli and Jalapa
The cigar will be available in one size – a 6 1/4 x 52 box-press. Total production will be 4000 cigars of 100 boxes and 5 packs.