The Pacific Cigar Co. has been distributing Cuban cigars to the Asia Pacific region for more than 20 years, but 2016 marked the company's 10th anniversary in Macau, and it's celebrating the occasion with a commemorative humidor. Although Pacific Cigar is headquartered in Hong Kong, it opened its Macau branch in April 2006.
The new humidor is a wooden replica of the Ruins of St. Paul, a 17th century church built by Jesuits in 1640. Today, all that remains is the ornate facade and a few crypts of the Jesuits who established the church, but it's one of Macau's most famous landmarks.
While the new humidor wasn't built by Jesuits, it was created by what Pacific Cigar calls "a small team of artisans." Entombed inside are 100 Regional Edition Cuban cigars—two boxes of Saint Luis Rey Pacíficos (93 points) and two boxes of Juan Lopez Selección No. 4 (92 points). These are original-production boxes created exclusively for the Asia Pacific region in 2009 and 2010, respectively, so the cigars are fairly aged.
Both the Juan Lopez and Saint Luis Rey cigars packaged within this humidor are classic Cuban piramides measuring 6 1/8 inches by 52 ring gauge.
Only 88 of these humidors were made, each retailing for 45,000 HK$ (about $5,800). They are currently available at retail shops in Macau only, but will be available in Taiwan and Hong Kong in April.
Pacific Cigar Co. distributes cigars for more than 30 countries in Asia, including Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Thailand, as well as regions throughout Australia.