A couple of weeks ago I was hanging out at Sir Stogies when the topic of cigar reps came up. I had asked the owner, Tim, if anyone had been in recently and he mentioned that the rep for Espinosa Cigars was scheduled to be stopping by in a couple of days. I’ve always enjoyed meeting up with reps and thought it would be a good opportunity to get caught up on the brand.
A few days later, myself and a few of the regulars were standing around when the rep walked through the door. I can’t recall his name but he was outgoing and was quickly pulled into the conversation we were having. It wasn’t long before samples were being handed out and we were all getting filled in on the ins and outs of the latest product from Espinosa.
I was handed a D’Crossier Golden Blend (a product distributed by Espinosa but not made by them) and lit it up. Before I had to head back home, I learned that Sir Stogies had placed an order for a few products and that a bunch of the guys were eager to get their hands on the Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512.
When the tins of D’Crossier 512 showed up, I purchased two cigars. Coming in at under $6 per stick I was impressed. Before the week was out, Sir Stogies sold out of both 512 Tins that were ordered (I wound up getting 3 more before they were all gone). The cigar has quickly become a shop favorite.
At any rate, the other day I grabbed my last 512 and noticed something I hadn’t before. The cellophane had cutouts that were either a defect or some form of feature. I posted the photo on the Cigar Noise App and posed the question, is this a bug or a feature?
It turns out that the cutouts are placed in the cellophane by design. I suppose the thought process is that the cutouts allow for airflow – since the cigars are stored standing on end within the tin (which I believe also has a cutout in the bottom). Someone on Cigar Noise said something to the effect that the cutouts aide in the aging process.
Pure Aroma Cigars Inc. proudly introduces its newest line, Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512. This particular designation was selected to commemorate the location in Costa Rica where D’Crossier Cigars where first made in 2008. The blend consists of Dominican Republic and Costa Rican filler with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. This line will be available in 6 vitolas, in a pre-punched cellophane, packaged in a specially fabricated cedar-lined tin. “We are proud of our past, of what we have accomplished and look forward to what the future holds” said Isaias Santana Diaz.
I’m dying to know your thoughts on the pre-cut cellophane.
Is this perhaps the middle ground to the great ‘Cello ON or OFF” debate?