The beauty of the cigar scene is that flavours, tastes and profiles are so wide-ranging that everyone's favourite cigar will often be something different. You might enjoy the Epicure No. 2 if you prefer light smokes. The Partagas 'Dog Walker' is for those that like taking their time with a cigar whilst strolling through the park. The Cohiba Behike 56 is so special that several counterfeits have tried (and failed) to replicate it, and the Romeo y Julieta Churchills has been a beacon of the Cuban cigar industry since time immemorial. The new kid on the block that's been going down a treat with our audience is the EGM Bleco. Here's why...
The Perfect Size
Firstly, the Bleco is somewhat of a jack-of-all-trades in that it's an ideal size for whatever the day may throw at you. With its unique vitola (we'll get to that next), it's 120mm by 52 ring gauge, giving you a great smoke time of just over an hour—it can be enjoyed with a coffee in the morning or an aperitif in the evening.
A Unique Vitola
The vitola, Bleco, is truly unique. The name 'Bleco' was given to Cuba's Malecón by the Havana locals and is one of our favourite places in the world. The vitola features a cabeza tumbada, or dropped head, an icon of the Cuban 109 format. It was only natural for this cigar to be our homage to the Malecón, and to Havana itself.
Best of the Best
When going up against some of the heavyweights of similar size, the EGM Blecos holds its own and then some. The cigar is rolled totalmente a mano using only the finest long filler, binder and wrapper leaves that the Dominican Republic has to offer. These Dominican Puros are truly special smokes, and definitely nothing like what you've tried before—from a quality standpoint as well as price.