Bombay Tobak, the makers of the MBombay brand of cigars has announced a new brand called Gaaja. The name Gaaja (pronounced : Gaa-ya) traces back on the Sanskrit name “Gaja” (pronounced guj) which means elephant. Gaaja will officially be released on July 1st, 2016 and will be showcased at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show. The cigar is unique in that it incorporates tobacco from Paraguay, a tobacco not often seen in premium cigars.

The blend will incorporate tobaccos from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Paraguay. Gaaja will be available in one size – a 6 x 54 box-press Toro. The cigars will be packaged in 24 count boxes and will be priced at $15.50 (not including local taxes). On Episode 191 of Stogie Geeks, Owner Mel Shah said that each box will also be personalized for the retailer receiving this cigar.


In a press release from Bombay Tobak, “We had been working on the blend of Gaaja for more than 4 years. The process involved in logistics and long fermentation of tobacco from countries like Peru and Paraguay, really tested our patience. We had to wait for 3 vintages of the Hybrid Connecticut wrapper leaf for the perfection we wanted. As the elders say, ‘patience pays off’; hence Gaaja.”


On the day of this announcement, Shah was a guest on Episode 191 of Stogie Geeks and discussed details of the Gaaja project.

At a glance here is a look at Gaaja:

Blend Profile

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut desflorado, Variety Hybrid Mejorado 2004
Binder: Ecuador HVA Seca Mejorada
-Seco: Peru Hybrid Habano
-Viso: Ecuador criollo 98, Paraguay Hybrid Habano 2000, Dominican Criollo 98.
-Ligero: Dominican HVA Mejorado
Country of Origin: Costa Rica

Vitolas Available

Gaaja will be released in one size – 6 x 54 Box-Pressed Toro

Photo Credits: Bombay Tobak