Date: October 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Asylum Cigars releases Medulla Oblongata in Europe. The cigars are quite unique as a box of these cigars contains both the Asylum Medulla as the Asylum Oblongata. The cigars have the same blend, yet one is round and the other is box-pressed. The round versions have the Medulla name, the box-pressed version is called the Oblongata. And that name refers to a part brain stem.

Medulla Oblongata

The medulla oblongata (or medulla) is a long stem-like structure located in the brainstem. It is anterior and partially inferior to the cerebellum. It is a cone-shaped neuronal mass responsible for autonomic (involuntary) functions ranging from vomiting to sneezing. The medulla contains the cardiac, respiratory, vomiting and vasomotor centers and therefore deals with the autonomic functions of breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure as well as the sleep-wake cycle. Asylum owners Tom Lazuka and Christian Eiroa liked the name as they want to create a dialogue with these cigars. That you smoke both, decide which one you like best and share your experiences. 

The cigars are Honduran puros, with the same blend as the Asylum 13 Corojo. But the leaves are from higher priming, creating a slightly different flavor profile. There are five different sizes available. Those are a 5×50, 6×52, 6×60. 6×80, 7×70, and 8×80. The cigars have been confirmed for Austria and Germany. Other international markets might follow.

Ministry of Cigars - Asylum Cigars releases Medulla Oblongata in Europe

No other international releases

During a meeting at the Intertabac trade show, we informed about the release of the Eiroa Jamastran, Eiroa Dark and the Pandemonium series from Wynwood Hills. Hanspeter Hagmann, the international sales director for Tabacaleras Unidas, explained that the Eiroa Dark and the Eiroa Jamastran are expected to be released internationally in 2020. But there are no plans to release the Wynwood Hills for the international markets as of yet.

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