Date: February 2021
Author: Inspector Z

Last November the news broke that Danny Vazquez was leaving RoMa Craft Cigars. Not to join Gurkha as the rumors said. Vazquez was rebooting Baracoa Cigars, the company which made him enter the cigar industry in 2016. But due to the unsure state of the FDA regulations at that time, Vazquez called it quits soon after. Vazquez remained active in the cigar industry as the sales leader for RoMa Craft. But with the ruling that the FDA can’t enforce premarket review requirements for premium cigars, Vasquez is confident enough to make a comeback/

The Voyage

The inaugural release of Baracoa was The Voyage. A cigar hailing from Tabacalera La Aurora in the Dominican Republic. It was available as a robusto and toro with a Dominican Corojo wrapper. The binder was Ecuadorian with filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. But when Vazquez brought the news of the return of Baracoa, one thing was clear. Another company would be making the cigars.

That new factory is now known. It is Tabacalera William Ventura, also in the Dominican Republic. Tabacalera William Ventura makes several highly regarded boutique brands such as (some lines for) Caldwell Cigars, ADVentura, and many more. There will be three sizes around this time. A 5×46 Corona, 5¼x52 Robusto, and a 6×54 Toro. The wrapper is still Corojo, with an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder. The filler comes from the Dominican and Nicaragua. The same components as the original release.

Launch party

The launch party of Voyage 2.0 is in mid-March. At Sons Cigar Lounge in Exton, Pennsylvania. The exact date is yet TBD. There are 200 special boxes available for the event. A special design signed, and numbered. 50 of the boxes are Corona, the other 150 boxes are equally shared between the Robusto and Toro sizes.


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