Lost & Found cigars was founded by Tony Bellatto, Robert Caldwell and Jaclyn Sears in 2013 after Caldwell came back from a trip from the Dominican Republic. Upon his return, he shared some special cigars from another manufacturer and the idea was born. Caldwell has always requested cigars from other manufacturers that are interesting, well-aged, and often forgotten limited editions and not in production anymore. According to the Lost & Found website: “Bellatto also fell in love with these forgotten gems and asked Caldwell if he could get more to share, and Sears had a brilliant idea about how to market and package them. The concept of Lost & Found is simple: to buy old, special, very well aged cigars from other manufacturers that have been long lost and forgotten, and offer them to consumers at a fair price much less than the original MSRP.”
If you’ve never had a Lost & Found smoke before, you’re in for a real treat as every cigar is different. In fact, this one was purchased just for you, our members, and you will not be able to find this cigar anywhere else as it’s being released just through the club! This one-off smoke hails from Honduras and features a Dominican Habano wrapper leaf, a Dominican Criollo binder, and Dominican-grown Criollo and Habano long-fillers. This medium bodied smoke will lend layered notes of coffee and cream with a core of sweet tobacco and a peppery finish. As you continue to smoke, the profile will grow more complex throughout the burn. Pair this smoke with a Cuba Libre (cola, rum, and lime).
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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