Alex Spencer comes with a new blend and a line extension for the original Mansa line. The new size is a 7×60 magnum. Just as the original release, it is a box-pressed cigar with Honduran and Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The wrapper is Mexican San Andres. Both blends are the same, but the 7×60 Magnum is a little stronger due to the use of rare and highly sought-after tobaccos from Jalapa and Esteli.
Spencer is also introducing a new blend, Mansa Nicaraguan Habano Natural. The blend is a company secret, except for the Habano wrapper from Nicaragua. The cigars come in the same two sizes as the original Mansa Mexican San Andres. Those are a 6×54 Toro and a 7×60 Magnum. Both lines are box-pressed. Tabacalera Kafie/San Jeronimo in Honduras makes the cigars.
Both blends come in ten-count boxes. Featuring the majestic artwork of Mansa Musa. The production is limited to 1600 boxes per size per year. Boxes are available to retailers at wholesale prices on boutiquesmoke.com and to cigar enthusiasts for MSRP.
In a press release, Alec Spencer explains the idea behind the Mansa cigars. The Mansa cigar highlights and celebrates the people of Africa and the African diaspora as the first and largest contributors to the commercialization of tobacco around the world. He says “As an African American I take great pride in the history and wealth of our people and culture. I want to bring forth my love of premium cigars and shed some light on the history Africans played in the world of tobacco. Tobacco, like coffee, shows historical origins in Africa.”
“The more I came to study the influence Africans played in the history of tobacco and tobacco cultivation, the more I wanted to develop a brand with an African theme. Whom better than Mansa Musa, the 14th century African Emperor who remains to this day as the wealthiest person ever to adorn artwork of my cigars,” Spencer continues.
“My passion for African history, culture, and our people run in my blood. I have the same passion for tobacco and for creating memorable blends people will want to enjoy and revisit often. It is for this reason that over the past 2 years I have been working closely with our factory in Honduras to develop 3 additional lines to The Mansa brand of cigars. If Mansa Musa were alive today, I’m certain he would be very proud of this entire project and honored that we shed some light on the beautiful history of Africa and its people.,” he concludes.
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