When you smoke a cigar, you only need one thing (other than the cigar itself): fire. Light up that rich tobacco, draw the smoke, and exhale as you settle...
When you smoke a cigar, you only need one thing (other than the cigar itself): fire. Light up that rich tobacco, draw the smoke, and exhale as you settle into your chair to finally relax. A cigar’s life ends in fire, but it also begins there, too. The fire that helps tobacco grow is about 93 million miles away.
We call it the Sun. Or, in Spanish, “El Sol.”
E.P. Carrillo’s Capa del Sol translates to “wrapper of the sun.” “But guys,” you might say, “All tobacco is grown in the Sun, right? You can’t grow green leaf in the dark!” You’d mostly be right. The difference is that there’s a lot of tobacco out there that’s grown in partial sun light. When a tobacco leaf takes in a ton of light, it grows thick and strong. Of course, if you’re later going to roll it up into a cigar, thick, strong leaf isn’t always good. Sometimes you need lighter, thinner leaf that’s easier to work with.
Thus the distinction: shade-grown versus sun-grown.
As the name indicates, this cigar has a sun-grown wrapper from Ecuador. To make things even more complex, much tobacco is grown in Ecuador because there’s a ton of cloud cover, meaning that even plants out in the field are getting a somewhat shade-grown effect. But enough confusion. Let’s talk about the cigar.
Inside, you’ll get a rich blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos that produce a lush medium to full-bodied smoke. This cigar is from the E.P. Carrillo Elite Series, and so is made with extra focus on selecting high quality leaf prior to blending. Once lit, this cigar offers the flavors of cashews, wood, earth, and a touch of cayenne spice. The primary note, however, is woody and highly satisfying.
Please browse our selection of E.P. Carrillo Capa del Sol cigars at your leisure.