- Size: 5 7/8 x 60
- Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
- Country: Dominican Republic
The original Inch is one of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo’s cornerstone cigars. Now, we have a new variation, the Inch Nicaragua!
These are made at Plasencia Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua. “They have so much tobacco,” Perez-Carrillo says of the Plasencias. The wrapper is a shade-grown leaf from Jalapa, and there is tobacco from Estelí and Condega on the inside as well. “It has a completely different flavor profile than the regular Inch, which is Dominican.”
The long-term project required Perez-Carrillo to test smoke again and again with the Plasencias. “We must have gone through at least 20 different blends,” says Perez-Carrillo, sitting in the cigar lounge at his Miami headquarters. “January 2022, that’s when the final blend came about.”
He called the new smoke medium to full in body; a test smoke of one of the cigars showed a strong, peppery character with a prominent, almost caramel sweetness that balanced the spice. – Quotes and information from Cigar Aficionado