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Stogie of the Week
Aging Room Small Batch Quattro F55 Espressivo
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Sumatra (2003)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Robusto (Boxed Pressed)
Size: 5 x 50
According the internet, the nine year old wrapper for the Quattro was obtained from a German machine-made cigar company that was going out of business.
This week we are drinking
What We Have Been Smoking
The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 30 Stogies Page.
See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
See Tim’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
Segment: Understanding The Different Parts Of A Tobacco Plant
Criollo Leaf Classfications
- Ligero: Very top of the plant
- Viso: Just under Ligero
- Seco: Typically used as filler
- Capote: Typically used for binder
- Volado: Filler
Varieties of Plants
Olor (Dominican): A variety of Dominican cigar tobacco which has large leaves and is commonly used for filler and binder. Olor tobacco can have a distinctly dry flavor, or drying effect on the mouth. Olor is also the Spanish term for “Smell”.
Piloto (Dominican): A varietal family of filler tobacco which originated in Cuba but is now commonly cultivated in the Dominican Republic and Central America.
Jalapa Valley (Nicaraguan): A famous cigar tobacco growing region in the North Eastern part of Nicaragua, near the Southern border of Honduras.