Asylum Seven are inbound for The Netherlands. In 2012, former Camacho and Davidoff regional sales manager Tom Lazuka and his former employer Christian Eiroa launched their collaboration: Asylum cigars. The idea came from Lazuka, as he noticed that there was a high demand but low supply for 70 ring gauge cigars. Eiroa thought it was crazy, he came up with the name Asylum.
From the start, Asylum was a home run. And strangely enough, not the robusto was the best seller. Lazuka was right, the 60 and 70 ringed cigars sold like hotcakes. So they even created a cigar with an 80 ring gauge. The first release was the Asylum 13, but it was soon followed by the Asylum Corojo, the barberpole Ogre, and the Asylum premium line. And now there are even more lines, such as Connecticut, several Asylum Insidious blends, and the Straight Jacket. And not just big ring gauges, there are also lanceros available.
In September last year, Asylum cigars celebrated its seventh anniversary with a limited edition cigar. Where all other Asylum cigars are puros, either 100% Honduran or 100% Nicaraguan cigars, this one isn’t. The Asylum Seven has a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper. The binder and fillers are Honduran. And the cigars are produced at Christian Eiroa’s El Aladino Factory in Danli, Honduras.
There are only two sizes available. These are a whopping 7×70 and the Eiroa signature 11/18. The last one was introduced at Camacho when Eiroa and his father owned that brand. 11/18 is a figurado and the name is the birthday of Christian’s mother. Only 20.000 cigars of each size are made. All cigars are packed in individual coffins and a box holds 20 coffins.
The Dutch distributor for Asylum Cigars told Ministry of Cigars that he ordered a limited number of boxes. The boxes should land in The Netherlands soon, yet when exactly is unclear due to the current pandemic. What the (fixed) price in The Netherlands will be is also unclear. But since the MSRP in the United States is 20 dollars for the 11/18 and 25 dollars for the 7×70, they won’t be as affordable as the regular Asylum cigars.