Lost & Found: 15 Minutes of Fame Lancero Cigars
Product Number: 007-864-0076
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.
In 2022, Lost & Found announced that they would also be offering cigars that have been specially commissioned from factories and intentionally aged prior to release. One of the first of these cigars was the 15 Minutes of Fame. The blend is actually one that Lost & Found has released before, the Cookie Monster, but it was exclusively offered through Privada Cigar Club. It features the same components, though, — a Dominican Habano wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and Dominican fillers — but is offered at a lower price than the Cookie Monster, with a portion of the profits being donated to a food bank. A singular 7" x 40 Lancero size, the 15 Minutes of Fame is a special, limited-edition release from Lost & Found, originally released in bundles but here offered in box form.
- Length: 7.00 in./177.80 mm.
- Ring Gauge: 40
- Country: Dominican Republic
- Wrapper Type: Habano
- Wrapper Country: Dominican Republic
- Filler Country: Dominican Republic
- Binder Country: Ecuador
- Package Type: Stick
- Make: Handmade
- Box Pressed: Not Box Pressed