General Cigar has formally announced the 2021 edition of the Cohiba Spectre. The Cohiba Spectre is the third release in this ultra-premium small-batch series.
In a press release, Sean Williams, brand ambassador for Cohiba, commented, “Cohiba Spectre continues our tradition of creating exceptional smoking experiences. Our blending expertise, passion for tobacco, and commitment to craftsmanship and creativity are on full display with Spectre. As with its predecessors, this offering is uniquely representative of our rarest tobacco. Spectre is quite simply, a cigar that can never be replicated.”
The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper that underwent a secondary fermentation process that lasted six months. General Cigar says the binder of the Cohiba Spectre 2021 is “wrapper-quality” featuring a specially grown Connecticut Broadleaf exclusively for Cohiba. The fillers consist of Dominican Piloto Cubano aged in tercios since the 2014 harvest surrounded by Nicaraguan Jalapa leaves from a 2017 crop. The Nicaraguan leaves were aged in Spanish Sherry barrels that influence the aroma and sweetness. One roller, Ms. Xirolma Céspedes, and one buncher, Mr. Ruben Dario Perez Peña, produced the blend.
The Cohiba Spectre 2021 is available in one size – a 6 1/2 x 52 Toro in a ten-count “soft-touch” matte box. A total of 500 boxes were produced.
The Cohiba Spectre 2021 will be the most expensive Cohiba Spectre to date with each cigar priced at $119.99 (or $1199.90 per box). The cigars will begin shipping this week.
At a glance, here is a look at the Cohiba Spectre 2021:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano (2014 Crop), Nicaraguan Jalapa (2017 Crop)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Toro: 6 1/2 x 52