Date: July 2020
Author: Inspector Z

EPIC Cigars now available in the United Kingdom. The cigar brand and the online importer & retailer Boutique smokes agreed to an exclusive distribution agreement. With that agreement, EPIC Cigars are available on the Boutique Smokes website effective immediately.

As an introduction to the brand, brand ambassador Dean Parsons and Boutique Smokes owner Mike Choi made a 3 cigar selection. Those are the EPIC Corojo Lancero, EPIC Maduro Gordo, and the 6½x54 Epic San Andres Project E. 

The blends 

The EPIC Corojo Lancero is a 7×40 Parejo. It’s made at the Von Eicken Cigar Factory in the Dominican Republic. The factory was known as Charles Fairmorn in the recent past. The fillers hail from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. The binder comes from the Dominican Republic as well. The wrapper is Ecuadorian Corojo.

Also from the Von Eicken Cigar Factory comes the EPIC Maduro Gordo. This is a proper Gordo, 6×60. A few years ago, that was a crazy size but now it’s an industry standard. Almost every blend is available in this size. Wrap Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers in a Cameroon binder and you have the base for this cigar. Then add a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper and you have the EPIC Maduro.

The EPIC San Andres Project E has a cigar ring made from a lighter colored wrapper. That’s why you can smoke the ring. As the name suggests, the wrapper is Mexican, from San Andres. The binder is real Sumatra, from Indonesia. The filler comes from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The only size available is a 6½x54 Toro Extra

Ministry of Cigars - EPIC Cigars now available in the United Kingdom

Other brands

EPIC is the fourth brand that Choi added to his portfolio. He started his import and online retail business earlier this year with three brands. Those are El Viejo Continente, Skull 77, and Kafie Cigars. Choi says he’s slowly going to grow. Before the launch of his website, we interviewed Choi.

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