“Focused on flavor, not strength”
Much like fine dining, the experience of smoking a fine cigar is about pleasing the palate, not overwhelming it. Engaging one cigar smoker at a time and telling our story, we don’t explain the boring details of how to make a cigar or what’s in it. Where’s the fun in that? Instead, we bring out the dessert cart and serve you a variety of flavor options for you to enjoy anytime, anywhere without the need to loosen your tie and unbutton your shirt. That’s what "focusing on flavor and not strength" is all about. Though we are deep admirers of many other cigar brands and makers, many of which make phenomenally delicious products, we believe our philosophy is what sets us apart from all of them. Our 3 core blends are testament to our philosophy. Take a further look below. We’ve even included all the boring details, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.
It's a well known fact that Connecticut is king (wrapper, that is). The best selling premium cigar brands on the market are all covered with it. Why? Well, first of all, look at it. It's pretty. Looks inviting, like a sandy beach in the Caribbean, a freshly baked loaf of bread, a fair skinned beach beauty, and... well.. you get the picture.
It's also tasty. Though thin and fragile, Connecticut wrapper has a sweet and aromatic disposition. Usually lending itself to an easy, pleasant smoking experience.
Our Connecticut line of cigars are blended with wrapper grown in Ecuador. (You see... Ecuadorian farmers buy seeds from the Connecticut farms and plant them in Ecuador where it's cheaper to grow and harvest. The stuff grown in Connecticut is marginally better crop but generally reserved for way deeper pockets than ours.)
Our cigars are blended with the following tobaccos:
Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapper with binder and fillers all grown in the Dominican Republic.
Let's set the record straight. Maduro is not a color nor a strain of tobacco. It's actually the result of a lengthy fermentation process to reach an optimum level of 'maturity', which is what 'maduro' literally translates to.
In searching for the best components to make our Maduro line of cigars, our founder and master blender chose to employ what many consider to be the finest wrapper in existence grown in the San Andres valley of Mexico. The same leaf being used by some of the most prestigious families in the cigar business, touting ratings and awards since the late 90's.
People in this business have said that a cigar's wrapper accounts for up to 90% of it's flavor. Others have argued against that theory. We have no dog in that fight. Sticking to our guns, flavor over strength prevails. Which is why our concentration lies in the entire product.
Hence, these cigars are blended with the following tobaccos:
Mexican San Andres Wrapper with a solid Dominican binder and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Corojo. Pronounced ko-RO-ho, this anomalous word is also often associated with color or strain. They're half right. Corojo is actually the name of a farm in Cuba. (This has to be true. Jesus Fuego told me so.) As such, any tobacco leaf bearing this name should have been grown with seeds originating from this iconic farm, though it's admittedly difficult to verify with 100% certainty.
Generally speaking, this wrapper has a spicy disposition, providing flavors to this blend that fall into the 'slightly explosive' category. Needless to say, it is the most sought after blend in our lineup for those looking to fire up their palate in a meaningful manner. It's also fair to mention that Amos de Santiago Corojo is Consuelo's cigar of choice. (Your mileage may vary.)
Rounding off our fine selection of core brands, this blend is our only Dominican Puro, meaning wrapper, binder and filler are all grown in the Dominican Republic. Some might say that complexity suffers when cigars are blended in this manner. We beg to differ.
Amos de Santiago is not a three trick pony. The blends above are just a starting point to what we offer. If you're reading this far down the page, we've got your interest. So why stop here, right?