It was only a matter of time until cigar smoker, rapper and businessman Jay Z branched out into the cigar business. We can only assume this is because he saw we launched Humibros.com and wanted to copy us (we wish)
Jay Z announced that he will be releasing a new cigar called the Comador that is being made in collaboration with General Cigar Company and will bear the company’s Cohiba logo. (Not the Cuban one)
According to the Facebook page Jaz Z said of the partnership “I worked with Cohiba Red Dot because I knew they’d take my vision of a luxury cigar and bring it to life in the right way.”
A website has launched for the cigar, describing it as being “created by the master blenders of Cohiba” in the Dominican Republic.
There has also been a Twitter account, Facebook page and Instagram page launched for the cigar.
StupidDope.com describes the cigar as being made with a Connecticut broadleaf binder and Connecticut Havana wrapper, while the Comador website lists the tobacco as coming from a private 25-acre plot of land surrounded by the Farmington River in Connecticut. Once the leaves are transferred to the Dominican Republic, they are said to undergo a four-year aging process, including a final year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels and then a six month resting period in a cedar lined room… You had us at ‘rum barrels!’
The cigar is part of a package that includes a humidor, 21 cigars and a smaller travel case.
Barney’s in the USA has already created a listing for the humidor on their website, with a note that the cigars will be made available through Cohiba’s importer. The below was taken from their listing:
A New York Holiday—the creative collaboration between Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Barneys New York—brings together the art, the fashion, the industry…the very energy New York was built on, to support an important cause. In the spirit of the holiday season, Barneys New York will donate 100% of sales from A New York Holiday items to the Shawn Carter Foundation.
Keep your cigars moist, fully flavored and ready to share with friends with this customized humidor designed by Comador and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter. Handsomely covered in fine, grained leather, the two-door hinged humidor is lined with solid mahogany to seal in and emit moisture—while supporting your cigars’ maturation. Kitted with a hygrometer that maintains moisture at perfect levels, the humidor is crafted with a storage area and ventilated cedar tray that organize and protect up to 63 cigars. This beautiful investment piece comes with a sealed, screw-top metal travel cylinder that lets you carry your favorite cigars to parties, clubs and other festive gatherings. A fabulous gift for the cigar lover on your holiday list—or for yourself.
Barney’s lists the package with a price of $1,000 per unit. They say the humidor measure 5 1/4 inches high, 13 1/2 inches wide and 15 1/2 deep, while the travel cylinder is nine inches tall and three inches in diameter.
According the the Comadors website, The Cigars are priced at $999 for the humidor containing 21 cigars, $350 for the travel humidor which contains 7 cigars and $210 for the Comador Toro box which also contains 7 cigars.
However at this time it seems they only ship within the USA.
They may need to re-think their pricing strategy for the UK market as for $210 (£120) for 7 cigars is quite steep, but we shall see.
As soon as we get our hands on one, we’ll be sure to do a review as the proof will be in the pudding.