Personalities and pH levels aside, Claudio Sgroi fully committed to the first episode of Smoke Signals. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re doing yourself an immense disservice. After over two decades working with and learning about tobacco, Sgroi gave himself over to the process and pushed himself to points he’d couldn’t have imagined. The result of this monumental effort? VOLUTE!
The story is like something out of your favorite movie or show. Gennaro Lettieri owns Tabacalera del Oriente, situated deep in the Amazon rainforest. All of the tobacco Lettieri grows is for one client, and for no one else. Gennaro keeps a small amount of the tobacco for himself, but will not sell even that to even the most prestigious blenders alive. That’s what makes the next part so special. Commissioned by Lettieri to create a custom blend with this stash of unique tobacco, the VOLUTE is a limited run blended by Sgroi and produced at Tabacalera del Oriente for the Limited Cigar Association. IG is acting up today and 16:9 videos are showing up a little Salvador Dali when embedded, but don’t let that deter you from watching this hypnotic little piece from Privada:
Claudio describes this blend as “one of the greatest I ever did in my life.” The 6×48 VOLUTE will be the featured cigar during the next Privada Cigar Club/Limited Cigar Association Smoke Live event on September 9th. Check the locator for your nearest LCA.
Some will say that tobacco from Peru isn’t fit for smoking, while others point out how many popular blends utilize its special characteristics. None of those people have tried THIS particular cigar yet, so take a leap and go on the adventure for yourself to see what it’s all about. Where will you be for the next Smoke Live? I’d love to know in the comments below!