|Excentrico by Elogio|
At the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show, Elogio Cigars showcased their latest blend – the new Excentrico by Elogio.
Elogio is the true definition of an Indie cigar company. The cigars
are made in Nicaragua and are blended by Carlos Pereda Robaina. If you
recognize the Robaina name – it is the same one. Carlos is the
grandson of renowned grower and blender Alejandro Robaina. The unique
thing about Elogio is that they are involved in the entire cigar
lifecycle – from seed to store. As a result, their cigars are limited
in availability and only made available to select retailers. This is
done to meet demand while delivering a high quality product.
The Excentrico marks a change for Elogio in that it is a more multi-national blend. It also is the first Elogio to include Dominican tobacco in the filler.
Rosaline Sabbah of Elogio Cigars played a key role in this cigar’s vision. She was looking for a cigar with a flavor profile that was creamy with a hint of sweetness as well as complex. Her husband Nabil Sabbah worked with the factory to make a cigar to match this profile. She also played a role in the naming of this cigar. The name stems from the Chinese Zodiac and the dragon creature. The dragon is the only mythical creature of the 12 creatures of the Chinese Zodiac. The dragon is also known for its eccentric behavior, thus the name Excentrico.
The plan is for 2000 cigars (200 boxes of ten) to be made.
As mentioned, this is much more of a multi-national blend with less emphasis on Nicaraguan tobacco.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan (Esteli, Viso Ometepe, Viso Jalapa), Dominican
The Excentrico will be available in one size – a 7 x 54 vitola. The vitola features a large fan-style tie at the cap.