El Perrito – War of Flavors

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First and foremost remember freedom isn’t free. During your cookouts, cigars and libations please take a moment to remember those who paid the ultimate price. Keep them and their families in your thoughts and/or prayers.

Earlier this month, General Cigar Co release the El Perrito War of Flavors. A cigar entirely crafted by hand. Not even a cigar mold is used. Featuring a Ecuadoran Habano wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos as filler. Combine the blend with its small (5.5 x 38) pre-cut format and even smaller price tag, the El Perrito has everything going in its favor, all you need is fuego. Ever since the birth of my Petite Corona (Gracie) I’ve been a fan of small format cigars. As a father to a young child I’m always looking for ways to save time without sacrificing quality.

The El Perrito War Flavors is impressive. A bit more complex and full bodied over the J.Fuego Origin Originales which is probably the nearest cigar to compare the El Perrito to. Lets face it, a cigar is amazing when the biggest complaint I can have has to do with the band. The constant seesaw battle between the rich natural tobacco flavors and creamy woodsy notes was a unique experience. Between the look, feel and flavors, the El Perrito shines and sets itself a part. Solid full bodied and while the flavors didn’t linger or create any layers, they were unique and intense enough to satisfy and challenge my palate. A few cabs of the El Perrito will surely make its way into my humidor and into my rotation.