Rapper Jay Z has been making some serious moves outside the music industry lately and he continues to branch out with different ventures. According to reports, Jay has linked up with General Cigar Company to create his own collector’s edition called, the Comador.
The details of Jay’s latest business venture have started to emerge all across the internet.
“Rapper and entertainment icon Jay Z has announced that he will be releasing a new cigar called the Comador that is being made in collaboration with General Cigar Company and will come out bearing the company’s Cohiba logo. A website dedicated to the cigar has recently gone live, where it is described as being “created by the master blenders of Cohiba” in the Dominican Republic. There has also been a dedicated Twitter account and Facebook page launched for the cigar. The cigar is part of a package that includes a humidor, 21 cigars and a smaller travel case. RocNation.com says that the project has been two-years in the making, and has also featured it on their Facebook page. The final cigar is available in a single 6 x 52 toro vitola.” (Half Wheel)
The ingredients of the high class cigar have also started making its way to the web.
“The Comador is made from the finest tobacco known to man, taking over two years of blending to create its one of a kind rich flavor. The tobacco is set in a Connecticut broadleaf binder and wrapped in a Connecticut Havana wrap and left to sit for six months in a cedar lined room where the flavor intensifies.” (Stupid Dope)
Jay Z has been known to have a fat cigar every now and then. A few years ago Jay spoke on how he relied on cigars for certain occasions.
“I like them bigger but mild. It gives the appearance of smoking something heavy–but it’s not. It’s just relaxing. I don’t know the lingo–like ‘It’s got an oaky flavor,’ stuff like that. It’s just based on what I like. No one schooled me in cigars, like no one schooled me in how to buy art or drink wine,” he says, although his taste in wine is pretty exquisite, such as Sassicaia, the great Italian wine. But, he continues, “A cigar is like a gift you give yourself. I smoke at times when I’m relaxing, or celebrating.” (Cigar Aficionado)