Mi Barrio El Puro

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  1. The Cigar Spy

    Mi Barrio El Puro

    Photo credit: Florez Cigars

    Origin : NicaraguaDon Pepin Garcia
    Format : Double Corona
    Size : 7 1/2 x 52
    Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
    Filler : Nicaragua
    Binder : Nicaragua
    Price : $9+

    Background Info

    Mi Barrio “my neighborhood” is a limited-edition cigar that was created by Jose Pepin Garcia for United Tobacco. The band shows off artwork by Edin Gutierrez. I received “El Puro” (7.5 x 52), which was released July 15, 2008 for IPCPR. Each release offers different artwork on the label. Very interesting concept.

    Mission Notes

    I am impenetrable by swine flu, and love. The weather has been pure crap lately, and suspects have been unwilling to cooperate until Mi Barrio arrived. This was certainly a formidable foe. The cigar was about the same size as a miniature baseball bat (7.5 x 52). Without hesitation I applied blade and flame to this suspect and information flowed like the elderly to their doctors to get flu shots. Swinergy!

    Rough exterior, oily and dark brown. Large veins. Rustic. Solid, no squishy spots. Unique artwork.

    Lots of smooth, creamy earthy notes and leather. Complex and not harsh. Medium-bodied with a bit of nicotine kick progressing throughout. This cigar seemed to dry out my palate, always needed to take a drink of water after every other drag.

    Nice Tight Ash! About 1.5” before it would fall off each time. No burn problems for the size.

    Final Statement

    Very pleasant cigar! I could definitely notice the uniqueness of the blend from the Pepin Garcia lineage. I would like to try the other vitolas! Go try it…

    AGENT TIP # 24: If you crack up on a mission and snot a little bit, point up in the sky and scream something. As people look away, de-snot yourself with SpySnot Remover™. “Remember: It’s not snot with SpySnot.”

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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Filler Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua Habano
Binder Nicaragua
Length 7 1/2
Ring Gauge 52
Vitola Double Corona
Construction Hand Made