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Friday, 13 May 2011

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El Credito El Perrito War of Flavors


This new cigar from Team La Gloria would probably win an award if one was given out for having the most unique name. According to the official press release from Team La Gloria, the idea behind the El Perrito War of Flavors was founded at the El Credito Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. Juan Almonte and Robert Batista, two of the factory's supervisors, came up with an idea for a small, flavorful cigar. In addition, the cigar would be completely formed by hand and would not require the use of a cigar mold. The supervisors presented their idea to El Credito's Director of Marketing Michael Giannini and its Director of Manufacturing Yuri Guillen. After trying some of the prototypes, they were sold on the idea and made it official.

Michael Giannini described the creative process: “El Perrito is a prime example of how Team La Gloria operates. We’ve empowered all of our employees, from rollers and bunchers to supervisors, to bring forth ideas for new products. When Yuri and I were approached with the concept of an entirely handmade cigar with incredible flavor, we almost instantly became excited. El Perrito continues our platform of innovation by allowing us to bring a unique and value-priced offering to market and we’re confident it will be a fast favorite among premium cigar consumers.”

As for the name, El Perrito translates to “little dog” in English, and it was a phrased tossed around in the factory when referring to the entirely handmade cigar. The War of Flavors moniker comes from the fact that the cigar's creators first described the smoking experience as a “battle of flavors in the mouth.”

The small, yet powerful War of Flavors features a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. The binder is Connecticut Broadleaf, and an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper completes the cigar. The El Perrito War of Flavors comes in a 5 1/2 x 38 size and is packaged in boxed bundles of 50. A single is priced at just $2.50, which is more than affordable. Availability is expected any day now.












0 # Alec Bradley PrensadoA. Jamar Banks 2011-07-10 11:17
Nice cigar for those who enjoy mild to moderate bodied cigars. Excellent hints of earth, cedar. It is a creamy nutty smoke that is pleasing to the tongue. This cigar is consistent all the way through. Although I am not a fan of this cigar it is awesome.

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