These are a 2002 limited edition that were available in three sizes (Esen, a churchill sized torpedo, Moda, a toro, and Tonton, a robusto) and are sadly no longer available. I picked up four singles of the Moda from Cigar Bid back in Feb 2009, an loved them, but couldn't find any more for sale. Then last year one of the brothers here told me about a guy on another forum that had a box for sale...a whole box still in the shrink wrap. I pulled the trigger and have had them resting the past 8 months.
Today I pulled the shrink wrap off the box, and here they are for your viewing pleasure:
I have wholeheartedly found agreement in Ron White's humorous statement that he plans to smoke every durn one of his collection of cigars. But in this rare case...that is a beautiful presentation. I could not bring myself to apply fire to one of those. This would be the beginning of a true collection on my part if I ever had the chance to get my grubby paws on them.
BEE-YOOTEEFUL!!!!!! What a great collector's item!
I had the opportunity to pick up 2 Ton Tons from a guy on another forum....he had a bunch, but I only bought 2, regrettably. I still have them sitting in my humidor over a year later. I just can't bring myself to put fire to them. They're too pretty!