At the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show, PDR Cigars launched an all-new line known as El Trovador. For this line, Master Blender Abe Flores was inspired from a couple of sources – his background as a musician (Flores played bass) and a recent visit to Cuba.
While visiting Cuba, Flores saw an old vintage cigar band with the name “Trovador”. The name Trovador translates to Troubadour. While a Troubadour is a French minstrel, it is also the name of the legendary night club in Los Angeles. Flores thought it would be a good name for a cigar and after returning home and running a trademark check, he went with the name.
For El Trovador, Flores went with very classic style packaging and banding. He recently told us on the Stogie Geeks Show that he wanted the cigar to stand on its own.
El Trovador consists of an Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper over a double binder (Nicaragua and Corojo) and fillers from Nicaragua. The cigar is released in four sizes with each packaged in 24 count boxes.
At a glance, here is a look at El Trovador:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Rosado
Binder: (Double): Nicaragua, Corojo
Filler: Nicaragua (2 parts Ligero, 1 1/2 parts Viso)
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (PDR Cigars)
Petit Robusto: 4 1/2 x 50
Robusto: 5 x 52
Corona Gorda: 6 x 46
Gran Toro: 6 x 54