Bombay Tobak, the makers of MBombay cigars, officially released their new brand, Gaaja (pronounced: Gaa-ya), on July 1, 2016. In Sanskrit language “Gaja” (pronounced: Guj) means elephant.
The blend will incorporate tobaccos from Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Gaaja will only be available in one size (6 x 54 box-press Toro).
Per Bombay Tobak: “We had been working on the blend of Gaaja for more than 4 years. The process involved in logistics and long fermentation of tobacco from countries like Peru and Paraguay really tested our patience. We had to wait for 3 vintages of the Hybrid Connecticut wrapper leaf for the protection we wanted. As the elders say, “patience pays off”; hence Gaaja.
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut desflorado, Variety Hybrid Mejorado 2004
Binder: Ecuador HVA Seca Mejorada
- Seco: Peru Hybrid Habano
- Viso: Ecuador Criollo 98, Paraguay Hybrid Habano 2000, Dominican Criollo 98
- Ligero: Dominican HVA Mejorado
Packaging: Cedar Box of 24
Suggested Retail: $15.50
Photo credits: Bombay Tobak