This isn’t your average Dutchie.
Jay-Z is forging forward as a luxury mogul with his new Comador Cigar line, made by General Cigar Company and bearing the prestigious Cohiba label. The official website says that the cigars are made “by the master blenders of Cohiba” in Dominican Republic, and the company has launched official Twitter and Facebook pages as well.
StupidDope.com reports that the cigar is made with a Connecticut broadleaf binder and Connecticut Havana wrapper, while the Comador website claims that the tobacco comes from a private plot of land in Farmington, CT. The leaves are transferred to the Dominican Republic and then said to undergo a four-year aging process, concluding with a year of finishing in Dominican rum barrels and then a six month resting period in a cedar lined room.
The kicker? The cigar is only part of a package that includes a humidor, 21 cigars and a small travel case. Barney’s has already listed the humidor on their website for a cool $1,000. Comador’s website is offering a box of seven cigars for $210 and a travel cylinder for $350, which also includes seven cigars. Roc Nation’s website says that the project has been two years in the making. — Max Weinstein