MOTHER'S CIGARS IN STOCK :: NEW SUMMER HOURS : 11-4 TUE WED THU SAT & SUN
Our very own MOTHER'S brand of custom blended and hand rolled cigars are once again available in the shop and for mail order. Featuring a unique blend of extraordinary tobaccos from Nicaragua, these hand rolled beauties are a pleasure for any cigar lover, an a great value too. Call or text to order singles (minimum of five) or bundles and get FREE SHIPPING.
Bundle of 20 $180
We feature 100% Hawaiian-grown cigars from Kauai Cigar Company available as singles, bundles, and boxes
Beautifully engraved wooden presentation boxes make great gifts for the cigar lovers back home!
One cigar in a gift box $20
Available in Light or Dark
Three cigars in a gift box $50
Available in Light or Dark
Six cigars in a gift box $90
Three Light and three Dark
Experience our well-curated selection of premium hand rolled cigars. Let us help you make a selection from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua including ACID, Ashton, CAO, Cohiba, Cuban Rounds, Davidoff, Fuente, Macanudo, Montecristo, My Father, Oliva, Padron, Perdomo, Punch, Rocky Patel and many more.
The Kauai Cigar Company was born on Blair Estate Coffee farm, which has been growing fine rich-flavored organic coffee for well over a decade. Like their passion for great coffee, their love for premium hand made cigars led them to investigate the art of tobacco growing.
Similar to fine coffee, a world class cigar is a luxury product that is meant to stand apart in an aura of prestige and refinement. Therefore, theirthey search began for the best tobacco seeds we could find. After an extensive search they obtained an old generation Cuban Pinar del Rio seed so valued in Cuban cigar production. They also acquired Cuban origin Habano, Corojo, and Criollo seed, as well as Connecticut Shade and Broadleaf seed.
The Kohala cigar is named after Jon Adams who began Mother’s Antiques and Fine Cigars on the Big Island of Hawaii, which is now Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele. Jon is a life long cigar aficionado, and has lived in Hawi, North Kohala for many years with his wife Dixi. They are active community members, and Jon is often referred to as “The Unofficial Mayor of Kohala.”
Bumboocha is a slang term used in Hawaii for "the big one." This name was inspired by cigar aficionado Joe Hilton who owns Honolulu’s number one cigar shop, Cigar Cigar.
Momona means Sweet and Fat in Hawaiian.
Luana Iki means short pause for pleasure in Hawaiian.
These 100% Kauai-grown cigars are the result of growing, curing, fermenting, aging, and hand rolling some of the finest tobacco in the world.
These cigars contain premium, all natural, Sun Grown Kauai Filler Tobacco, and contain no synthetic additives for flavor.
The Kauai tobacco is wrapped in a Connecticut shade leaf grown in Ecuador. This silky cream like cigar has a medium to full bodied taste.
The Kauai tobacco is wrapped in a dark Habano leaf grown in Nicaragua. It is a full bodied smoke and is filled with deep complex flavors.
Starting tobacco seeds properly can be a challenge, but Kauai’s summer climate is similar to Cuba’s, and tobacco plants are thriving in this perfect tropical environment. An almost year round growing season begins in March and runs through December, allowing several crops of tobacco per year.
Mineral rich, deep volcanic soil fed by natural water from mountain waterfalls plays an important role in the healthy growth of this tobacco.
During the growing months tobacco is suckered, and the flowers are removed so that the leaf production on the plant is maximized.
During harvest leaves that are at peak ripeness are selectively chosen from different parts of the plant. Leaf picking begins at the bottom of the plant and works upwards at a rate of 3 leaves per week. The Volado (bottom leaves) serve as mild filler for the cigars, while the Seco (from the middle) provides texture and taste, and the strongest tobacco is the Ligero (from the top of the plant).
Each leaf must be mature and intact at the time of harvest. A total of 18-21 leaves per plant is harvested over an estimated 6-7 rounds of picking. Our dark wrapper cigars contain mostly ligero tobacco while our light wrapper cigars contain mostly seco and volado leaves.
After harvesting, the leaves are cured, transforming the tobacco’s chlorophyll into starches. Blair Estate has chosen the technique of slow-drying the leaves in climate controlled barns, preserving nearly all the essence of the leaf.
This slow curing and drying of the leaves lasts four to eight weeks making sure the tobacco never completely dries out. Special attention must be given to both heat and humidity so that the leaves remain pliable before being moved to the next step of production.
The reporting, bi-monthly federal taxes, and whopping monthly 40% Hawaii wholesale tax, make it financially impossible to roll cigars in Hawaii.
Fortunately, a valuable contact in Nicaragua enabled Blair Estate to manufacture cigars there.
Once the aromatic Kauai tobacco reaches Nicaragua, it is fermented in bulks, transforming starches into sugars, and allows the tobacco to become sweeter and finer in flavor.
With the careful regulation of humidity and temperature, fermentation “sweats out” impurities that can cause harshness in flavor and scent. After fermentation, the leaves are secretly aged to perfection allowing the tobacco to take on character, a smoother scent, and richer flavor. Kauai Cigar is receiving high praise for the deep, complex taste, and fragrance resulting from this exclusive aging process.
At a small and personal factory in Nicaragua the Kauai tobacco is hand rolled into cigars, draw tested, hand inspected, and lovingly packed into hand made wood boxes.
Once the cigars have rested, they are imported back into the United States and ultimately back to Kauai, ending their long and meticulous journey in becoming prized cigars.
The diligent work and careful attention during every step of cigar construction is clearly evident in the amazing quality of these Island Prince Cigars. Without the effort of those who work and build our Kauai cigars in Nicaragua, Kauai Cigar company would never be possible.
It is a labor of true love, and because they personally oversee every step of the process they have created an exceptional cigar.