Las Cumbres Tabaco Adding Line Extensions to Senorial Maduro and Freyja

Las Cumbres Tabaco is adding box-pressed line extensions to the company’s highly popular Senorial Maduro Natural and Freyja lines. Keeping with the Nordic theme of Freyja, brand creater Emma Viktorsson named the new vitola after Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir (pronounced me-YUL-nir, with the r rolled at the end). “My idea for a box press for Freyja was to add a larger size to her original line, which I had kept at ring gauges on the smaller side,” explained Viktorsson. “I did not want to simply add a round size, I wanted…

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Cigar Review: Las Cumbres Tabaco – Freyja – Valhalla (Robusto)

– A cigar worthy of her name! It is a brilliant showcase of Dominican tobaccos that offers incredible flavor, beautiful construction and a very satisfying smoking experience. Freyja is the second brand launched under the Las Cumbres Tabaco umbrella, a company owned by Jose Blanco and his wife Emma Viktorsson. Freyja, named after a Viking goddess of beauty and fertility, was a ‘secret project’ blended by Emma, without the help of Jose Blanco. I met Freyja prior to her launch at the IPCPR trade show in New Orleans this past…

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Las Cumbres Tabaco – Señorial Natural Maduro – Lonsdale

A complex cigar that is smooth, balanced and very satisfying The story behind the Señorial is that of true passion. This is Jose’s third release under his brand Las Cumbres Tabaco. Like all of his work, The Señorial uses top-quality premium tobaccos from his cousin, Jochi Blanco’s farm Tabacalera Palma in Tamboril, Santiago on the Dominican Republic. Señorial’s father, Jose Blanco introduced me to his darling at the 2015 IPCPR (International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show) just days before it was released to the general public. I am…

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Sizzlin’ Sunday – Inside the Mind of Emma Viktorsson

HER MISSION WAS TOP-SECRET – HER PLAN WAS FLAWLESS “Why I Created Freyja” “I wanted to make sure that my cigar would fit into our company, Las Cumbres Tabaco. Freyja (Nordic goddess) and Senorial (Lordly) fit each other perfectly with our company name, ‘The Summits of Tobacco’ – translated from Spanish to English,” expressed Viktorsson. Despite growing up around tobacco as the daughter of an international executive for Swedish Match, Emma Viktorsson never dreamed of blending her own cigar. In fact, Jose Blanco was a twinkle in her eye long…

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History Behind Freyja – Emma Viktorsson’s First Blend

Freyja – sweet and emotional, strong and powerful, spicy and mysterious – a goddess in every sense of the word. The history behind Emma Viktorsson’s first ever blend, Freyja, is a captivating tale of emotion, strength and love. “I am Swedish born and for my cigar I felt drawn to show my real actual roots – Sweden and Scandinavia,” explained Viktorsson. “I have always been intrigued by the Vikings. I studied and learned as much as I could with the help of Danilo Popovski, a dear family friend.” In Norse…

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Emma Viktorsson of Las Cumbres Tabaco Releases Her Own Blend, Freyja

Emma Viktorsson, the Swedish-born co-founder of Las Cumbres Tabaco and wife of Jose Blanco, has been learning about the cigar industry ever since she was 8 years old. Today, she is celebrating the release of her very own blend, Freyja. Freyja, the Chief of Valkyries was the Viking Goddess of beauty, love, fertility and war, is a cigar born of Emma Viktorsson’s fascination for Viking and Norse Mythology and respect for tobacco and premium cigars. It was blended by her without influence from husband and master blender, Jose Blanco. “Last…

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