Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped Cigars
A very popular trend we’ve noticed within the industry as of late are cigars that utilize various tobaccos from Ecuador as a predominant element in their final piece, specifically the wrapper.
With upwards of 30 active volcanoes all throughout Ecuador, the soils are prime for growing some of the richest tobaccos the industry has ever seen.
Another key factor that makes Ecuador tobaccos the go-to for wrapping cigars, is the weather conditions all throughout Ecuador. The perfect amount of cloud coverage allows the plants to grow taller, which in turn makes the leaves more oily and supple.
For this week’s Top 5, we decided to piece together five of our favorite cigars that use some type of Ecuadorian tobacco to wrap their cigars. From Drew Estate to Foundation, here are our Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped Cigars.
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Joya de Nicaragua Antanto Connecticut
Leading off on our Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped Cigars is a cigar to use Ecuadorian tobacco for the very first time for this bad boy. The Joya de Nicaragua Antanto Connecticut Corona Gorda is a 5.25 x 46 has a silky golden complexation, but don’t let that fool you one bit.
As stated before, this medium to full-bodied smoke has an Ecuadorian Connecticut that complements the vintage Nicaraguan tobaccos that make up the binder and filler. Some flavor notes you’ll detect while enjoying this smoke are cedar, leather, spice, and a creamy sweetness on the backend.
Available in five different sizes, that come in an eye-popping box of 24, you can get this Ecuadorian Connecticut gem today on our website today.
Foundation Highclere Castle Victorian
Next up on our Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped Cigars list is a gem we absolutely cannot get enough of any time it’s in our presence. The Highclere Castle Victorian from Foundation Cigars is another themed masterpiece from the hands and mind of Nick Melillo, that shows love to the award-winning Downtown Abbey.
As always, there’s a history lesson to be learned with each one of Melillo’s brands as well. The makeup of this cigar is supposed to represent the very first cigars that were imported from Cuba into England during the Victorian Era.
The type of Ecuadorian tobacco drenched over this delicious stick is an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Nicaraguan tobaccos from Esteli and Jalapa Valley round out this beauty by making up the binder and filler.
Flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking this cigar are pepper, leather, cream, chocolate, and wood.
This medium to full-bodied smoke is available in four sizes other sizes than the 6 x 52 Toro that comes in this top five. Arriving in a stunning-looking box of 20, you can get the Foundation Highclere Castle Victorian today on our website or in the link below.
Landing smack dab in the middle of our Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped cigars, we have the very first cigar to come from the mind of Steve Saka, the Sobremesa. As many of you know, Steve Saka was the former CEO at Drew Estate. When he decided to leave to venture off and start his own company, the industry was ecstatic to see where he was going next.
One thing Saka knew he had to have to make a banger of a debut cigar was tobacco from Ecuador, specifically for the wrapper. Featuring an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, the Sobremesa features a binder from Mexico and filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and the United States.
This medium to full-bodied smoke has refined flavor notes of spice, earth, leather, and coffee. This 5.25 x 52 smoke isn’t the only size the Sobemesa comes in. Available in six other sizes, this cigar comes in a pack of 5, a bundle of 10, a box of 13, or a box of 25. So stop by JR Cigars today to experience excellence.
Crowned Heads Four Kicks Capa Especial
Next up on our Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped cigars is a limited-edition gem that came out this time last year. However, this specific size was released just a few months ago. The Four Kicks Capa Especial in the 5.50 x 50 “Aguilas LE 2021” size is featured on this list today.
The Capa Especial was a concept back in 2011 that eventually turned into a prototype blend thanks to Jon Huber, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, and Mike Conder. The tobaccos featured in the cigar today are the same exact tobaccos used when it was first created, especially the delicious Ecuador Sumatra wrapper used for this gem.
With tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua to make up the binder and filler, this medium-bodied smoked has savory flavor notes of fresh-cut grass, dark roast coffee, cinnamon, and a dash of oak on the backend.
Other than the Aguilas LE 2021 size, the Capa Especial comes in three other sizes that are available in a box of 24.
Black Label Trading Co. Lawless
Last but certainly not least, is the Black Label Trading Co. Lawless to round out our Top 5 Ecuadorian Wrapped cigar list. Expertly rolled by founder James Brown, the Lawless by Black Label Trading Co. features a gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano Rosado leaf that complements the Nicaraguan tobaccos in the binder and filler perfectly.
This medium-bodied limited-edition smoke delivers exuberant notes of dark, spicy tobacco, espresso, cocoa, raisin, and sweet spice.
Other than the 6 x 60 Gran Toro featured in this top five, the Lawless is available in one more size, the 7 x 48 Churchill. Both the Gran Toro and Churchill come in a box of 20 and are available today on our website or your local brick and mortar.