Date: July 2020
Author: Inspector Z

El Coyote spotted in Switzerland. No, not a loose canine that somehow escaped North America despite the current travel ban. But the cigar from a trio of experienced cigar men. The maker is Abe Flores. The finder is Marc D’Argembeau. The field man is Phillipe van Wilderode. 

The brand is new. Released late last year, initially only In Belgium and Luxembourg. Those are the markets where D’Argembeau is distributing many brands. For the last 20 years, has Central American Trading is bringing in the best New World cigars to the Belux. The Dutch distributor of PDR and a close personal friend of D’Argembeau brought the cigars to The Netherlands. And now Claude Guggenheim of Compania de Tabacos is next. The first shipment of El Coyote contained the Robusto and Toro Grande. But the smallest cigar from the line-up, Intenso, will be in the next shipment.

The cigars

When Phillipe van Wilderode, Business Developer Belux Premium cigars, came to D’Argembeau with a request to create a superb cigar for a great price, the hunt started. As a distributor of premium handmade cigars, D’Argembeau has plenty of connections. He knows many of the best master blenders and cigar manufacturers in the world. After a lot of conversations and considerations, the duo picked Abe Flores from PDR Cigars to be their partner. And the name El Coyote? That’s the nickname of Phillipe van Wilderode for from his friends years ago.

The trio went to work with the goal to create a tasty cigar that would retail for less than 10 euro. And they succeeded. Flores came up with a blend of all Nicaraguan filler and binder. The wrapper comes from ‘the country which has become a must for quality wrappers’ according to the product sheet. The cigars are available in three sizes. Those are the 4¾x50 Intenso and the 5½x54 Robusto. The largest cigar in the line up is a 6×58 Toro Grande.

Ministry of Cigars - El Coyote spotted in Switzerland

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