Peat is harvested, or cut as the Scottish say, by hand using the same tools that have been employed for hundreds of years. The resulting sod is left to dry in the open air for approximately two weeks.
The dried peat is packaged and placed into a shipping container. The container is then loaded onto a ship and vectored directly to the Dominican Republic.
In developing the peat firing process we exchanged the traditional hardwood used in fire-curing with peat imported from Scotland. The resulting heat and smoke produced by burning the peat delivers phenols that are absorbed driectly into the tobacco leaf.
These phenols provide the peat flavor without harming the natural characteristics of the tobacco. The peat fired tobacco is then aged for 60 days prior to moving to the blending and rolling phase.
Meticulouse care and analysis is taken during the blending of each Caleanoch. The master blender ensures the exact proportion of peat and air-cured tobacco is organized for the roller in order to construct each Caleanoch to its specific strength specification.
Upon receipt of the aformentioned tobaccos from the master blender, the roller contructs each Caleanoch by hand. Careful to layer the peat fired tobacco evenly throught the filler to ensure each puff delivers the aclaimed Scottish flavor.
While meticulous care has been employed throughout the process the resulting cigar is still not ready to be called The Caleanoch. This cigar is allowed to further age and mature for 60 days to ensure each of the tobacos in this elaborate blend are allowed to marry each other.
Only after this 60 day maturing process do we allow the cigar to be packaged into the proprprietary aluminum tube and to officially be called The Caleanoch.