When the lavishly packaged Cohiba Comador debuted in December, it came in only one size and was available through limited retail channels like Barney's New York, Club Macanudo or New York City's 40/40 Club. Now, the Comador is available at brick-and-mortar tobacconists across the United States and has expanded to three sizes.
The Toro Grande, which measures 6 inches by 52 ring, was the original size and is part of Comador's regular production, along with the Gigante, 6 by 60 and the Double Corona, 7 1/4 by 54. They will retail between $19.99 and $22.99. The blend is also the same, featuring a Cuban-seed wrapper grown in Connecticut, though the rest of the tobaccos are undisclosed.
While the packaging isn't quite as elaborate as the first release (which was done in conjunction with hip-hop recording artist Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter), the cigars come presented in stately, black matte boxes of 10 with rose-gold accents. A three-count box of the Toro will also be offered by the end of May.
Cohiba Comadors are made in the Dominican Republic at the General Cigar Dominicana factory, which is owned and operated by General Cigar Co.
For ratings on the Comador, see an upcoming issue of Cigar Insider.