La Tribu ("The Tribe") is a special cigar project that was years in the making. This project involved the collaboration with some of the best tobacco experts from both Cuba and the rest of Latin America. The goal was to examine closely the way cigars are produced by studying years of research from the Cuban and American cigar markets.
The creation of this unique cigar involved the use of traditional and modern techniques, and deep, open discussions from many schools of thought. Our group from Atlantic Cigar was one of the first to be granted complete access to all of Cuba's cigar facilities and to their prestigious Tobacco Institute (Instituto de Investigaciones del Tabaco). Our team spent countless hours studying, learning and developing a specific approach for the creation of this cigar. The result is a cigar that is reminiscent of the great Cuban cigars of the past with a modern day twist using the very best tobaccos grown today. The result is a cigar with a flavor profile that is a combination of Cuban, Nicaraguan and Dominican. This was accomplished with the help of top blends from each of these countries.
The blend is comprised of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Dominican binder and Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos. The cigars were minimally processed using natural techniques, then aged in cedar cabinets. The true flavors of the tobacco are allowed to shine, never sacrificing flavor for appearance and never altering the true natural essence of the tobacco.
The highest levels of quality control are incorporated in the production of this cigar from draw testing to weighing each cigar. The focus of La Tribu is quality over quantity, done in small batches to ensure perfection.