Lost & Found: Instant Classic San Andres Torpedo Cigars
Product Number: 007-864-0070
To say that Lost & Found is a special project is to put it somewhat mildly. Lost & Found is a clandestine endeavor created by Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Company and Tony Bellatto of La Barba Cigars. The brand itself doesn't fashion or create any of their own cigars, per se. Instead, Caldwell and Bellatto have utilized the potential of "lost" cigars forgotten in the vast warehouses of other manufacturers. It goes something like this: Whenever a cigar brand rolls and boxes cigars for a particular line or release, they're inevitably left with, well, leftovers — either only so many boxes were made or the series was capped at a certain number, the surplus left on the factories' shelves. Caldwell and Bellatto, then, "find" these "lost" cigars, rebrand them, and offer them to consumers. While the blends' original components and company of manufacture remain anonymous, connoisseurs can count on them being from some of the most reputable names in the industry and having several years worth of age to them. Lost & Found offers some of the best kept secrets in the cigar industry and has developed a loyal following.
While the original Instant Classic was one of these lost cigars, packaged in bundles of 10, this San Andrés version is part of Lost & Found's regular-production lineup introduced in 2022. Instead of recovering forgotten cigars, Caldwell and Bellatto have commissioned the Ventura factory in the Dominican Republic to fashion cigars and age them before release, offering Lost & Found cigars to retailers on a more consistent basis. This Instant Classic San Andrés cigar changes the original's blend, featuring a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
- Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Country: Dominican Republic
- Wrapper Type: San Andres
- Wrapper Country: Mexico
- Filler Country: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
- Binder Country: Dominican Republic
- Package Type: Stick
- Make: Handmade
- Box Pressed: Not Box Pressed