We represent Freyja Cigars.
Emma Viktorsson and her husband Jose Blanco (a cigar industry veteran) launched their company, Las Cumbres Tabaco, in the Dominican Republic.
Freyja is a cigar project spearheaded entirely by Emma Viktorsson, who wanted to release a product of her own. The cigar industry is still heavily dominated by men, so this was to be a project that would demonstrate that Emma was every bit as capable a cigar maker as her husband. Further, this project would emphasize her Swedish heritage.
The blend was named for the Vanir Goddess Freyja, and each vitola further reflects the Norse mythology: Sessrumnir (Corona Larga), the name of Freya’s hall, where half of those who fall in battle go in the afterlife (the other half go to Valhalla; but Freya gets first choice); Valhalla (Robusto); Thor (Toro); and Valkyrie (Pyramid). An additional box-pressed vitola, Mjölnir (named for Thor’s Hammer) was released later.
Emma’s second release is Freyja 12, a blend that commemorates Viktorsson’s 12th year in the industry.
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