At the 2021 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, PDR Cigars will introduce a revamped version of its El Criollito line. This will include new packaging and a different blend.

El Criollito is a line that was originally released for the European market. At the 2017 IPCPR, the line was officially launched for the U.S. Eventually, the line grew to eight different sizes. The blend features an Ecuadorian Criollo wrapper, over a Mexican binder and a combination of Dominican and Mexican fillers.

PDR has revamped and rebranded several of its lines over the past three years.

Cigar Aficionado has reported PDR Cigars has changed the meaning of its acronym from Pinar Del Rio to Puros Dominican Republic. This is to reflect the Dominican heritage the company now has.

The PCA Trade Show opens July 10, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Criollo
Binder: Mexican
Filler: Dominican, Mexican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: PDR Cigars

Vitolas Offered

Each size is presented in 24-count boxes except for the Club was is available in a. 50-count cabinet. The Half Corona is available in 5-count tins while the Purito is available in 6-count tins.

Club: 4 1/2 x 30
Perla 3 3/4 x 42
Purito: 4 x 34
Short Gordo: 4 1/4 x 58
Half Corona: 3 1/2 x 50
Robusto: 5 x 54
Double Magnum: 6 x 60
Sentential: 7 x 70

Photo Credit: PDR Cigars