The Hostage is a limited production, 6 X 52 box pressed ligero toro.
- Wrapper – San Andrés
- Binder – Indonesian
- Filler – Nicaragua and Honduran Ligero
- Size– 6 X 52 box pressed toro
- Strength = Medium +
This box-pressed cigar offers the experienced palate, a complex flavor profile down to the finish with a solid full-strength body of smoke.
The Hostage tells the harrowing story of Providencia Cigars founder Jim Faber who was held at gun point in the parking lot of a youth soccer field in Honduras. As explained by Jim:
“Through my soccer work and mission in Honduras I got close to the mayor of the town and was eventually asked if I would consider helping young members of a gang get off the street through my soccer camps and school. Accepting the challenge, I developed a friendship with the young players and their parents as we helped to turn their lives by way of soccer.
One day at the field, I was abducted by some men who forced me into a car. Some of the dads stepped in to help me amidst a flurry of gun fire and I was eventually able to get free.
I was later told by the US Military investigator that a Mexican gang had moved into the country and they believed it was these gang members that tried to kidnap me.”
Faber, who lived in Honduras from 1997-2011 has a deep love for the area and the citizens of this beautiful Central American country. It is this love that drove him to create a cigar and pay tribute to those that saved his life that day.
The Hostage is produced at the La Pequena Vega Cigar Factory in Danli, Honduras.