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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Cigar Wrappers - by Al Remp



The variety of wrappers, to complete that portion of the “making of a cigar” to assure appearance and taste, is by brand needs, and consumer appreciation for that special cigar experience. The variety is enormous, but each type selected has a purpose.

They are-Grown by country:
U.S.A.-Connecticut Shade
Connecticut Broadleaf
Dominican Republic-Connecticut Seed
Sun or Shade Grown
Honduras-Connecticut Seed, Corojo, Maduro, and Candela
Nicaraguan-Connecticut Seed, Rosado, Maduro
Indonesian-TBN, Sumatra, Candela, and Maduro
Mexico-Maduro
Ecuador-Connecticut Seed, Sumatra Seed
Brazil-Mata Fina, Baja, Maduro, Arapacara
Africa-Cameroon
Costa Rica-Maduro

Not to confuse you, but only to enlighten you when you see certain wrappers by a country, as information and knowledge. Each cigar, when created selects wrappers from a specific country, that the manufacturer knows of its desired affect based on seed, climate, to a finished product. At no time will a manufacturer select the three components wrapper, binder, and filler without a great amount of historical knowledge, as to the desired affect for a unique experience by you-the ultimate decision maker.

Next time-Shape of Cigars.

By Al Remp, product specialist and trainer, Thompson Cigar.


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1 Comments:

  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger Steve said…

    I have been running into a problem with my cigars lately, I keep my humidor at or about 70/70, with a couple of degrees variance.

    Whats happening after lighting up, the wrapper is spliting and unraveling, or just breaking off in pieces..

    Any ideas what this is an indication of, ???

    Steve

     

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