CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2015 Day 4: MBombay Cigars

It’s day four already, it’s hard to believe. Today we have another great offering, this time from the folks at Bombay Tobak.  MBombay Cigars are made in the same factory in Costa Rica that makes the Atabey, Byron and Bandolero cigars that we saw here on Saturday. They come from Mel Shah, who owns Fame Cigar, Wine and Microbrew Beer Lounge in Palm Springs, CA. I’ve smoked a handful of the MBombay line and found them to be of the highest quality, and the Classic Connecticut might just be my favorite Connecticut cigar in the last year or so.  Mel and his staff have provided a six cigar sampler of some of their more special cigars. There’s a Classic Belicoso, a Corojo Oscuro Perfecto, a KeSara Solomon, a Habano Churchill, a Mora Toro and a KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka.  I’m also going to include a $10 Amazon gift card courtesy of




It was nice to see the outpouring of love for Fred Rewey and his Nomad cigars!  I really wanted to smoke the lancero last night, but I also wanted to save it for a time when I am back to the normal posting routine so I can give my opinion on it, and I only have one on hand at the moment. Instead I had a S-307 robusto which was awesome. Keep up the great work, Fred, and thank you again for providing yesterday’s gift!  I’m certain Gary Walston will also be thanking Fred, because he was the winner!  Gary, please send me your address so I can send the Nomad H-town Lanceros along to you!



You know what to do now, leave a comment here, check back tomorrow to see if you won!


All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post of the day, if you can, try to post what you know or how you feel about today’s present, the folks donating the gift should get some feedback for their troubles! It’s not a condition to win, but it’s nice to have something to read. We did this last year and it benefits everyone. Once you’ve won, you’re out, let everyone else have a chance. Must be over 18 to win. Also, be sure to visit the links for each item. Comments on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else will not count, but feel free to spread the word!

Until tomorrow,




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94 Responses to CigarCraig’s 12 Spectacular Days of Cigar Giveaways 2015 Day 4: MBombay Cigars

  1. Matt

    Those look great. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. John Budka

    Congrats to Gary. Even the bands look great on these cigars. Kudos.

  3. jjo

    I had the opportunity to smoke a Classic when it first came out, and it was excellent.

  4. Congrats Gary. Mel Shah seems to have a good line here I haven’t had the chance to try these due to them not available in my area. Thanks for the chance Craig.

  5. Zeegarboy

    Those look great. Please include me.

  6. Duane Holmes

    Count me in !

  7. These have been on my list to try for a while now. Good luck to all!

  8. Don Edwards

    Those are some nice looking cigars, would love to try them

  9. Tommy D

    Have had the MBombay before and really enjoyed it. Very well constructed and a very appealing cigar visually. Thank you for the prizes!

  10. Ed

    Look forward to the possibility of trying.

  11. Eric Sturm

    These look good! Thank you for the contest!

  12. Vernon E. Warner, Jr.

    I have only had the opportunity to try one of these cigars and it was excellent, would love to try more.

  13. Patrick Geer

    Nice looking sticks. And those wrappers are beautiful!

  14. Dave Y.

    these look great

  15. Curt Williams

    Sweet….another year of great cigars.

  16. Robert Gabriel

    First class cigars……nice!!

  17. Jeff K

    Another great looking stick that want me to win it.

  18. Thomas Totman

    Nice cigars

  19. Tim S

    Another cigar I’ve never tried. Thanks again for the contest.

  20. Allen

    Love MBombay. Thanks.

  21. Chuck Nichols


  22. Matthew Denico

    keep up the interesting blog

  23. Commish

    I love the packaging! Thanks. Mel and Craig

  24. MBombay is the BOMB!! Would love to win this for sure!! Thanks Craig!!!

  25. Smoke770

    Nice looking cigars.

  26. Dave K

    These look great – would love to try them!

  27. What an excellent prize! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  28. Maineiac

    Another great prize. Would like to try these.

  29. Really nice looking cigars. I like nicely rolled Salomons and Perfectos.

  30. Dan Colley

    And the hits just keep coming!!! Nice prize, great contest. Thanks, Craig.

  31. Lee Sorensen

    Congrat’s Gary!
    I smoked several for the MBombay line.
    A friend turned me on to them.
    They produce a excellent cigar.
    Would love to win this Bundle!

  32. I have been hearing about these cigars for sometime now, but they are unavailable locally. Thank you for the opportunity. Congratulations to Gary and happy Holidays.

  33. Congrats to Gary, for stealing my thunder heh.

    This is nice looking sampler we have on deck. This is a cigar that I am seeing all over the Facebooks & Instagrams that I have not had the pleasure of finding locally. This is an excellent way to get to the know the brand.

    Thanks to MBombay Cigars for the donation & Craig for the contest.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  34. Tom Voltz

    Great looking sticks.

  35. Mark Pousard

    Sign me up!

  36. Christian Logay

    Love these sticks! Awesome contest! Pick me pick me!

  37. Gary


  38. Thank you for the contest Santa Craig.

  39. John Hateley

    I’ve had the pleasure of smoking a couple of MBombays. Fantastic cigars!

  40. Another great cigar.

    Super contest

  41. Great cigars. My favorite band!

  42. Perietta Migranté

    congrats 2 the previous 3 winners: David Nichols, Mike Perry + Garry Walston. MBombay is another cigar that i’ve not smoked. thx Craig 4 the contest.

  43. KRUK

    I have talked to Coop about these… Seem very interesting! Damn you Perry! =)

  44. I have never tried these before, but I can say those bands look beautiful. The design is amazing!

  45. Derek Carpenter

    Thanks Craig for the contest! Mel Shah is a class act and knows how to make one hell of a cigar!

  46. Tim Brannon

    Another great opportunity to try what sound like a delicious array of fine cigars! Thanks Craig.

  47. @njcigargal15

    Been hoping that KeSara Vintage Reserve finds me after a great review I watched. Thanks CigarCraig!

  48. I”ve heard great things about Mbombay but I’ve never tried them yet.

  49. Joe K

    Very Nice prize, haven’t tried them yet

  50. Mark

    Fabulous looking sticks, thanks Craig

  51. I’d love to try more of MBombay’s offerings.

  52. Thanks. The Craigettes thank you for all you do!

  53. Texican8

    Never had any MBombay. Would love to try them.

  54. Chris Matt

    Nice assortment. I have not come across these yet. Thanks Craig/Mel!

  55. Rob

    Nice looking sticks

  56. paul1954

    These are new to me. Would love to try them!

  57. Stefan Lindblad

    I’ve had a handful of Mbombay. Very refined cigars. Thanks again for the contest.

  58. KOPTim

    Mmmm … sounds great. Would love to try

  59. Donald Santos

    Great line up so far Craig and looking forward to try some Mbombay

  60. Randall Simon

    Heard they were great but never tried them.

  61. Miguel Rocha

    Good stuff!

  62. Matt Ross

    Nice package!

  63. Greg

    Yeah Baby! Ready to give these bad boys a taste!

  64. I’ve heard about these before and looking forward to trying one some day, great offering today!

  65. those look awesome!!! thanks!!

  66. Jack W

    Heard great things. Haven’t got to sample them yet!!

  67. Kyle Costanzi

    a Reply

  68. Craig

    Been looking to try these for a while, thanks again for the giveaways.

  69. Never tried them, though I’m more than open.

  70. Mike McCain

    this is a line i have been meaning to try out

  71. Charlie H.


  72. Steve C

    Would love to try them. Thanks for the great giveaways Craig and sponsors.

  73. lonniemarci1991

    Those are new to me, I’ve heard of the brand but they are not in my local B & M. Here’s hoping for a chance to enjoy another fine smoke. Thanks for the chance!

  74. Jay Rabinowitz

    Would love to try this brand. Have heard great things. Thanks

  75. Patrick

    Fred Rewey deserves the praise, he makes great cigars and conducts himself properly.
    Never had the m Bombay, would be nice to try.

  76. John Kozlowski

    Never had a mbombay would love to win these

  77. atllogix

    How can you tell which is which and what line is different from another line?

  78. Swede214

    WOW, it must be Christmas! Thanks to MBombay Cigars, Craig.

  79. Jesus C.

    I’ve heard good things about Mbombay, thanks for the contest

  80. Steve W.

    Would love to try the Mbombay

  81. Would love an MBombay under the tree.

  82. TriMarkC

    Craig – does your 12 Days include bringing us some snow for Christmas?!

  83. Mike McDonald

    Looks tasty, can’t wait to try dm.

  84. Jason Meyers

    It would be great to try these!

  85. Derek R

    Have never had the chance to try one of these, now would be a great time!