Over the past three years Dr. Gaby Kafie and the Reyes Family of Tabacalera Puros Aliados have managed to bring to market 3 blends. All of which are permanent blends, a Habano maduro, a Ecuador Connecticut, and a Ecuador Sumatra blend. At Kafie 1901 Cigars there has always been a vision to offer connoisseurs a great variety of blends, all distinct in flavors and aroma.
“LA UNION” represents 3 important factors in the life of Dr. Gaby Kafie. First of all, the Kafie family has origins in La Union, El Salvador. A small fishing village on the Pacific Coast of this Central American country. Second, “La Union” represents the union of two families in the premium cigar industry, the Reyes and the Kafie family. Soon we will be entering our 5th year in business and we are proud of our alliance with one of the oldest tobacco families in the industry. Third, “La Union” represent our new box pressed cigar. This blend is comprised of the union of tobaccos from 5 countries.. The blend features tobacco from Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil.
Expect a medium to full bodied, full flavor blend. The wrapper is a rich San Andres maduro with great complexity. The smoke is earthy with flavors of leather and pepper balanced by a distinctive sweetness on the palate. The blend will come in 5 sizes. (5×46, 5.5×50, 6×42, 6×54, 6.5×60). MSRP $9:00 – $12:00 All boxes are 20 count.
Arrangements are now being made to do a soft launch this July with 10 select retailers in the United States. This blend will also be available to our international distributors. As a company that believes in quality and consistent blends, we never rush to release any new blend. The Kafie 1901 “La Union” blend has been in the works for the past 2 years. We’re excited to finally bring it to you. Only 500 boxes a year of each vitola will be produced over the next 2 years.
As a family, we take great pride in having roots in Honduras dating back to 1901.
UPDATE: The name of the cigar has changed to San Andres and Dr. Gaby Kafie issued a statement on the issues today, “Due to a conflict of interest on the trademark “La Union”, which is owned by My Fathers Cigars. We are changing the name of the upcoming blend to be release to “San Andres”. Nothing else will change, the blend is still out of this world, and the overall look will still be the same. Thanks to Pete Hassell Johnson for giving me the heads up. This is a great industry, specially when good people are looking out for each other. Thanks to everyone !”