Archetype by Ventura Cigar Company is inspired by the work of psychologist Dr. Carl Jung and mythographer Joseph Campbell, who defined ‘archetypes’ as the constantly repeating characters who occur in the dreams of all people and the myths of all cultures.
First introduced in 2016, Archetype is a unique series that focuses primarily on the delicate flavor nuances that are often lost in today’s trend of “powerhouse” cigars. In addition, the series of five cigar blends has been split into two categories: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. Chapter 1 cigars are produced at Davidoff’s facilities in the Dominican Republic, while Chapter 2 cigars are rolled at Drew Estate’s factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.
Currently, there are two cigars in the Archetype Chapter 2 series, one of which is dubbed “Axis Mundi.” Despite being a series focused on subtlety, Axis Mundi is perhaps the strongest in the Archetype collection. The cigar showcases an Ecuadorian Habano Maduro wrapper, Indonesian Sumatra binder, and Habano-seed fillers of Nicaragua. The result is a full-favored and full-bodied smoking experience that manages to pack enough depth of flavor to balance out the cigar’s body. Experience why the La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory is among the world’s best, with a superb profile of pepper spice, dried fruit, molasses, and charred oak.