El Septimo Vartan the Dragon

El Septimo has announced a new limited-edition cigar, Vartan the Dragon. The cigar pays homage to two people with the name Vartan: Armenian General Vartan (Vardan) Mamikonian and Arizona retailer Vartan Seferian. Vartan the Dragon is a collaboration between Seferian and El Septimo. This cigar won’t come cheap—priced at $98.00 per cigar.

In the 5th century, Vartan Mamikonian was a military leader and head of the Mamikonian noble family. He held the hereditary title of Sparapet (the supreme commander) and is venerated as a saint and martyr in the Armenian Church. Vartan Seferian owns Ambassador Fine Cigars in the Phoenix area.

Packaged in eight-count boxes, Vartan the Dragon is available in one size—a 6 1/4 x 58. According to El Septimo, the cigar is blended with 15-year-aged Grade A tobacco and incorporates a Habano wrapper. The total production is 999 boxes.

“Vartan Seferian, the visionary behind Ambassador Fine Cigars and the inspiration for ‘Vartan the Dragon,’ has dedicated his life to elevating the cigar experience. Under his leadership, Ambassador Fine Cigars has become a beacon for cigar aficionados in Phoenix, offering an unparalleled environment for enjoying the largest selection of fine cigars in the world. Seferian’s passion for quality and community has not only made him a respected figure in the industry but also the perfect namesake for this extraordinary cigar. This limited-edition blend is a tribute to history and celebrating two Armenian icons, their heritage and our craftsmanship for pursuit of perfection. We are honored to partner with Vartan, a true icon in the cigar world, to create a cigar that symbolizes excellence and the rich history of Armenia,” commented El Septimo CEO Zaya S. Younan in a press release.

“It is a privilege to lend my name to such a magnificent creation. ‘Vartan the Dragon’ represents the pinnacle of cigar craftsmanship and the essence of what we strive to offer at Ambassador Fine Cigars. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history and experience unmatched quality created by the world’s best cigar brand,” said Vartan Seferian.

Vartan the Dragon is expected to be showcased at the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, which opens in Las Vegas on March 24.

Photo Credits: El Septimo Geneva