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Friday, 12 October 2007

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New “Morado” is Latest Premium Cigar in Black Pearl Lifestyle Collection from La Perla Habana

“We wish we had enough of this tobacco to produce several years’ worth of our new Black Pearl Morado (Purple) premium cigar,” explains Doug Wood, founder and president of La Perla Habana Cigars. “But, its featured Cameroon wrapper is in shorter supply than we expected, so we can only offer limited supplies of Morado in three shapes: Robusto (4.75" x 52) Toro (6" x 50), and Torpedo (6.25" x 52).”

In 2005, La Perla Habana marked its tenth year in business, and this was the cigar Wood wanted for that celebration. He first experienced the character of this blend through Rafael Guerra, a Cuban friend he met on a trip to the island’s Vuelta Abajo region. As the anniversary approached, however, Wood was disappointed to learn there would not be enough of this Cameroon wrapper leaf for production. He would not substitute another wrapper, feeling it necessary to have the best for this cigar.

“The tobacco is now ready,” reports Wood. “Its long-filler blend combines genuine African Cameroon wrapper, Nicaraguan-grown Habano binder, and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The cigars are hand made in the Toraño family’s Esteli, Nicaragua, factory.

Morado is the latest of several Black Pearl products in the company’s Lifestyle Collection, which also includes gourmet coffees and now, select wines. Wood continues: “We blended the original Black Pearl, which launched the series in 2000, with the intent of duplicating the flavor and aroma of Cuban cigars, to the best of our ability. The cigar has continued strong to this day, complemented by our most powerful Black Pearl, the Rojo (Red), and the medium-full bodied Cobre (Copper). They join the original La Perla Habana Classic and Maduro, both of which were accepted enthusiastically. The line has received much media attention, as well as earning excellent ratings and reviews by the cigar press.

“Throughout history,” notes Wood, “the color purple ... morado ... has signified royalty. I believe Morado is the finest cigar we’ve made ... with the first one I smoked, I knew it was perfect.” Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Morado is $9. The Black Pearl Morado is available at tobacco retailers now .

Morado Purple Cigars La Perla Habana
Purple-banded Black Pearl Morado is, according to maker Doug Wood, “Our finest premium cigar ever”

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