Kuwait Diplomat


Tasting notes: The body of this cigar smells like a Lipton tea bag. The foot has a similar herbal sweet note but there is the addition of chocolate and the scent makes me sneeze as the foot of a cigar often does. The cold draw is more of the same: Lipton tea, dried apricot not unlike a Cuban cigar. But unlike a Cuban, it’s also peppery on the mouth and lips. The cigar starts out with a red pepper blast. Fading in are notes of fresh baked bread crusts, herbal teas, floral notes and a clean crisp white pepper on the retro. There is a sweet coffee with cream and sugar essence and the cigar becomes generally sweeter. This stick is HEAVY on floral notes. Into the middle of the cigar the dynamic range expands. Notes like leather come into the equation, along with deeper floral notes, white pepper on the retrohale, semi sweet chocolate on some puffs and the florals turn fruity at times. The smoke, while still creamy, leaves a saltiness on the palate and a powdered sugar sweetness. Towards the end of the cigar the flavors really come together. There is, however a pop of cedar note and the floral fruity flavors start to become more like fermenting fruit esthers. At the very end there is a lime salt zing added in. Extremely enjoyable. I can tell there was no expense spared in the selection of these tobaccos. After all it was made for royalty, politicians, some of the wealthiest people in the world…and now, of course, Privada Cigar Club Members. #weareprivada

Pairing notes: Lighter red wines like Pinot Noir, Tripel or Belgium style beer, Islay Single Malt Scotch or Highland Single Malt Scotch, Four Roses Single Barrell (not the barrel strength), cognac. Milk Chocolate, Raspberries, Strawberries, aged cheddar. Light roast coffee. After seafood or pastas in olive oil based sauces. Chocolate covered cherries.



The Kuwait Diplomat Cigar for Beyond Cigar Made by Kafie 1901(For Kuwaiti Diplomats)

As I look at this cigar band I’m laughing to myself thinking “wow, we really get the coolest cigars”. I mean, who would have thought it? Here is a $24 cigar that was made specifically for Kuwait’s premier cigar shop specifically for the Kuwaiti diplomats. This is one of the richest countries in the world and this cigar is made for their top people, and somehow…we have it in our box! I’m patting myself on the back for this one, folks. Dr. Gaby Kafie is a Honduran tobacco expert. He owns a factory there, ferments his own tobacco and makes his own coffee. Based in Miami when Stateside, the good doctor has a long history of tobacco fermenting and blending. We will be seeing more of Dr. Kafie in the club so I’ll save some of his details for those encounters. Back to Kuwait. Basem & Hassan Al Ghadban own one of the highest end luxury cigar shops in Kuwait called Beyond Cigar. They had this cigar made for their VIP clients and the diplomats of Kuwait. They chose the highest level of tobacco for these cigars. The MSRP at their shop is $24 per stick. It took weeks of calling and emailing to get the approval to put them in our club. I agreed that under no circumstance would I sell this cigar in our shop on the Privada Cigar Club website so please understand that there will not be any more available for sale. The cigar is made using a rare Mexican Broadleaf wrapper and the binder is Honduran. The fillers are a mix of Nicaraguan, Dominican and Honduran. There is rumor that some of the filler is Cuban. And while I do get some notes of the Cuban twang on the cold draw, I’ve been assured it is not Cuban tobacco as it would be illegal for anyone to sell Cuban tobacco in the United States. Let’s thank @beyondicgars and @kafie1901brands on Instagram for being kind enough to share these amazing cigars with us!



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