According to Riste Ristevski, owner of Jas Sum Kral Cigars, the most anticipated release since ABBA in Sweden, has just been shipped. We ain’t talking music, we are talking about cigars – the JSK Sota Kator!
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Sota Kakor, literally translated to “sweet cookies,” is a Sweden Regional Exclusive that Riste’s friend Martin asked him to create during his 2017 tour of Sweden. When asked what type of cigar he would like, Martin replied, “You have full creative control.” And so the fun began.
“When it comes to detail, I am my worst enemy. Working on the band, I knew I wanted to incorporate the history of Sweden, complete with traditional art, colors, and regal looks. This was the last band Nuzli designed for me before he went on to new things in life.
Going back and fourth with Martin picking his brain to get that authentic Swedish look and feel we finally agreed on prob the best band design i have seen in a long time.“
At the 2019 InterTobak in Germany, Riste met up with martin handed him a 5.5 x 48 and said “Here you go.”
As the story continues by Riste:
“As Pierre and I were walking to the trade show from the apartment we made a quick detour at a coffee shop. I didn’t notice he was already smoking the cigar. Since Pierre and I are slightly more athletic and ahead of Martin, I asked him ‘What do you think about it?’ His response… ‘I can’t walk into the show. I HAVE to finish it. It’s amazing.‘
To get into the show, you have to go through a set of hallways where, unfortunately, no smoking is allowed. In order to continue, Martin would have had to put the cigar out. He refused. Standing outside, I let him know he is smoking the new Sota Kator. He simply said “You have to finish this cigar to the finger tips.” A testament to its power. Hopefully you will experience the same fascination as Martin did when you smoke ” Sota Kator.”
If interested, you can watch the boxes being packed here: https://bit.ly/3gMteyn
Due to the availability of the tobacco when purchasing, Sota Kator was limited to 180 boxes of 12. There will be a Maduro version as the cigars were rolled the same time as the Habano. Release details are for another day.
The Sota Kator is expressed in a 5.5 x 48 vitola and has blend described as:
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano wrapper (aged for 3 years )
- Binder – Esteli Criollo 98 ligero binder
- Fillers – Jalapa, Somoto , Condega (aging since 2018)
At the factory, it was often said, “I can’t believe you blended a cigar to really taste like sweet cookies.”