We are the official distributor for the 1502 brand in South Africa, which is characterised as a boutique brand due to the small production.
Small does not mean bad. Actually the opposite!
Due to its small production, the quality is very high and you are guaranteed a premium cigar.
Here is a little background of the brand:
In our Premium brand 1502, you will find three tobacco lines with the highest quality, where the sowing process, harvest, curing, aging and selection of each tobacco leaf is our major concern. It takes more than five years from the time of its sowing until the time you can enjoy one of our fine cigars; this is why patience is one of our greatest virtues in the art of tobacco production.
In our brand 1502, you will find three lines totally different from each other, being 1502 Emerald the “Fina Fuerte” (Fine Strong), 1502 Ruby of medium strength and 1502 Black Gold with strongest character. Three spectacular bindings that exclaim the Nicaraguan flavor, which will delight at all times and will make an unforgettable experience.
When Christopher Columbus discovered Nicaragua in 1502, he not only discovered a paradise land where natives with their rich cultures lived, he also discovered a new world full of riches. Riches such as gold, silver and many precious stones. But most importantly was the discovery of new and exquisite flavors, which undoubtedly conquered the same conquerors.
Here is a little info on what ranges you can expect.
In its creation, “Fina Fuerte” (Fine Strong) was the main quality that most inspired us. Our master blender had created this cigar from a combination of carefully selected and aged tobacco leaves. It has a subtle strength, with flavor and aroma that could only be achieved with the blend of Corojo Habano de Nicaragua, long fillers from San Andres – Mexico and fields from Estelí and Condega in Nicaragua.
It is the blend created for the discerning smoker’s delight, one that recognizes a great cigar. Its aesthetic presentation reveals the art of the handcraftsmanship that each of our cigar makers have achieved after many years of experience. It yields all the flavor and aroma from de valley of Jalapa and Estelí in Nicaragua, wrapped with a beautiful dark wrapper from Ecuador.
If you like strong cigars, you’ll definitely love this one. This particular cigar is made to satisfy the discerning smoker who enjoys bold and strong flavors. It has a double binder and long filler from Nicaragua. With its Maduro sun-grown tobacco wrapper, nurtured with all the natural elements where it gets its flavor, especially it's strength and character.
The 1502 Blue Sapphire is another win for 1502. It offers a nice array of flavors with moderate depth. Construction is perfect, and the smoke is very smooth. It’s not my favorite 1502 blend, but it’s a good smoke with an enjoyable flavor profile many people would enjoy. Full bodied cigar that will not disappoint.
Will be available 27 February 2018.
"I have always strived for perfection in my life. Perfection cannot always be rushed. The 1502 XO achieves the perfect balance of flavor and strength, attained, in large part, by the use of well aged, rare 18 year old tobacco. Let the 1502 XO, our masterpiece, help you relax and enjoy the wonders of what life has to offer."