Monday, August 13, 2007

The Secret Released!

From the left: Semar, Petruk, Gareng and Cepot.

Bentlage Edicion Limitada 2000, all 500 cigars are individually numbered
AB 001 to AB 500 on the inside of the band.

The Launch of Bentlage Edicion Limitada 2000 took place during Full Moon December 30, 2001 at the AABentlage Private Lounche. Only a few Connoisseurs and Intimi were invited. In total 8 boxes with only even numbers were gifted as a present.
The uneven numbers belong all to the private collection of AABentlage. The rumour that one box is signed by Fidel Castro can not be confirmed.

As a few invitees guessed: Bentlage EL 2000 are made in the Partagas Factory using the same tobacco as for the Ramon Allones brand. The Size reminds of the 1996 Cohiba 30 Aniversario Humidor and the 2001 Trinidad "Farm House" Humidor except these Double Robustos are Parejo without a pig tail. There are no factory records on this cigar because the Empresa de Tabaco Torcido (Cigar Roller) kept this production secret.

Tasting Notes: Floral, nutty and herbal flavours predominate. Strong in tobacco taste. Very pleasant flavours. Very nicely balanced. A very elegant cigar obviously made of finest tobacco. Strenght 4/5.
A very sought after collectable item.

The Wayang Puppets can be ordered: for information send mail or comment.
Puppets of Fidel Castro and Winston Churchill coming soon!
A few sticks, even numbered, are for sale.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Brand

End 2001 Bentlage Edicion Limitada 2000.
Size: Robustos Especiales.
Production: 500, all cigars individually numbered 1 to 500
on the inside of the Band