Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Two Dominican Ligeros, Nicaraguan Ligero, and Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Robusto: 5 x 50
This is a project that is currently under development by Barry Stein of Miami Cigar and Company. As many know, Stein was a pioneer in cigar media before joining Miami Cigar as the Assistant Director of Marketing. The KILO represents a blend he is working on that could become a release for the company. We discussed the background for the KILO on Cigar Coop last month.
Back during his cigar media days, Stein was not known for liking powerhouse cigars. In the case of the KILO, Stein delivers a full strength cigar. At the same time, the flavors are really good – featuring cedar sweetness, natural tobacco, earth, coffee, pepper, and cinnamon. I found the cinnamon to linger a bit on the after-draw. While the cigar is spicy at the end, there is a nice sugar cane note that balances it perfectly. Overall, while the flavors were more medium to full-bodied, I still felt this cigar blend worked nicely.
The burn and draw were excellent. Production plans are still pending at this time. This cigar has great potential to fill a void in the Miami Cigar and Company catalog. It’s a cigar I can see being worth a box split down the road. In particular this is a nice cigar for Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper fans.