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Gaaja

Battles: 485

Wins: 55%

Score: 85

Gaaja

In Sanskrit language, “Gaja” (pronounced gaa-ya), means elephant. This is the name of Bombay Tobak’s first brand outside their MBombay line of cigars. The concept involves ultra-premium tobaccos, a unique shape (pressed on one side, semi-pressed on the others), and a diverse, multinational blend that incorporates regions not seen in many of today’s releases.

"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 perfection we wanted. As the elders say, “patience pays off”; hence Gaaja."
—Bombay Tobak

cigar Breakdown

Connecticut, Ecuador

Wrapper

Claro

Shade

HVA, Ecuador

Binder

Peru

Ecuador

Paraguay

Dominican Republic

Filler tobacco countries

Bombay Tobak

Company

Tabacos de Costa Rica

Factory

Small Batch

Production

2016

Release year

$ 15.50 - $ 15.50

Price

strength4/10
body5/10
flavor8/10

Core flavors

Oolong TeaCreamBreadHoneyCabinet SpicesCakeHardwoodsCedarWhite PepperBananaSalted ButterGraham CrackersHerbs