Our latest release, the EGM Tiburones, is a cigar of which we are especially proud. It is a cigar that had already travelled the world even before its release. Its origins are Cuban and Dominican, it launched in the Middle East, the campaign was filmed in Florence, and it was released worldwide last month. Let's take a closer look at what makes this smoke so special.
The cigar uses binder, wrapper and beautifully long filler leaves grown from the Cibao Valley in the Dominican Republic. Using the finest traditional Cuban rolling techniques (totalmente a mano), this cigar blends together the best of both worlds and has taken the cigar world by storm. The cigar itself measures 102mm in length with a 52 ring gauge and is medium- to full-strength. While the smoke will last around 30 to 45 minutes, don't let the short time fool you, for this cigar is certainly one of the most flavoursome you'll find.
So why the name Tiburones? We wanted to first and foremost pay homage to the Taíno people, the community indigenous to Cuba and Dominican Republic, whose traditions and language shaped amongst many things, the cigar world we know and love today. Tiburon was the original Taíno word for shark, and is the current word for shark in Spanish. "It is the only Taíno word, as far as we know, that has been absorbed literally into the Spanish language," says EGM founder. "It's almost like the last surviving literal reference to the Taíno people."
In May of this year, we opted to launch the EGM Tiburones exclusively to our clientele in Saudi Arabia, with an event held at Il Baretto in Riyadh. A selection of guests were invited to try the cigar for the first time, and to enjoy the beautiful hospitality from one of our favourite locations in the city. It was our way of saying thank you for their incredible supporting and championing of the EGM brand for all these years.
As with the rest of the EGM Cigars line, the smokes are versatile and can work with many different drinks and food flavour pairings. So whether you need a cigar to pair with your morning coffee, your lunch, or after hours with a drink or two, the EGM Tiburones will hit the spot time after time.