Phoenix Humidor in Grass Valley to offer a top-of-the line Cohiba cigar

Cohiba Spectre is a limited-edition Cohiba with a suggested retail price of $90 per cigar, the most expensive Cohiba General has ever made. The smoke is made with eight types of tobacco from five countries, and many of the leaves are aged in barrels—some for an extremely long time.

Starting next week, Phoenix Humidor, located inside of Stucki Jewelers at 148 Mill St. in downtown Grass Valley, expects to receive its first case. It is the latest sign of the premium cigar store’s growing presence in a fast-growing market. Phoenix Humidor is becoming one of the top humidors in Northern California.

Cohiba Spectre’s wrapper leaf is a reddish Ecuadoran Sumatra culled from high atop the plant, and the core of the filler blend is Dominican Piloto Cubano aged in tercios. General, which has considerable stocks of aged tobacco, says those Piloto Cubano leaves are from the 1995 crop, which would make them 23 years old. Nicaraguan tobacco grown in Estelí and aged in Spanish Sherry barrels along with a trio of Honduran leaves from various regions (San Augustin, Jamastran and La Entrada) complete the filler blend.latest 

The cigars are considerably limited. Cohiba Spectre comes in one size measuring 7 1/4 inches long by 54 ring gauge and are packed in stately silver-and-red circular boxes, each holding 10 cigars. All of the cigars are made in the Dominican Republic by one team, cigar roller Xirolma Céspedes and buncher Ruben Dario Perez, who have been making cigars for decades. The entire production run is 180 boxes, or 1,800 cigars. Boxes retail for $900 and each cigar sells for $90.

—Stucki Jewelers, Phoenix Humidor and Cohiba

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