Gift Wrappers (and Fillers and Binders): Day into Night

Avo Syncro Nicaragua Named for the way it synchronizes the divergent flavors of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos, the Avo Syncro Nicaragua is the brand’s first box-pressed cigar. It is made with an Ecuadoran Connecticut wrapper and a Dominican binder, but its soul is its Dominican and Nicaraguan filler, specifically the tobacco from Nicaragua’s volcanic island […]

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E.P. Carillo The Inch Series C-99 In the ongoing race to create the largest-ring cigar that can still be smoked enjoyably, this E.P. Carrillo (EPC) claims top honors. EPC was the first to debut a 6 × 64 1-inch-diameter smoke a few years ago, and last year it followed with a 7 × 70. Now, as […]