Kelner Boutique Factory, the small handmade cigars business run by Hendrik Kelner Jr., arrives in Europe with the classic line of Smoking Jacket in four sizes: the Favorito (152 mm x 46), “called favourite because is the one I like best to smoke”, Kelner says; Toro Magno (178 mm x 49), long and elegant; a Robusto Imperial (127 mm x 52), and the trendy Short Robusto (114 mm x 56).
The blend is made with Dominican tobaccos from the “family reserve”. “I have a lot of tobacco aging in pacas, with long processes”, assures Kelner. “I am not in a hurry to produce cigars, because what I want to achieve is balance and flavour, no strength”.
Kelner is releasing a special edition of the Smoking Jacket cigar dedicated to his father, for which he has selected tobaccos that he knows Hendrik Kelner Sr. is fond of. The Smoking Jacket Henkie, a 152 mm x 51 vitola with a wrapper grown in Cotuí, DR, by Monika Kelner; the binder from his father’s crop. The filler is comprised of 80% of Dominican tobaccos and 20% of leaves from Condega, Nicaragua, “which I know my father’s likes a lot.”