A-Crop by PDR
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Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano (Claro or Oscuro)
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Cigar Strength: Medium
AVAILABLE CLARO OR OSCURO WRAPPER
- As posted in Cigar Aficionado
PDR Cigars Turns Surplus Tobacco into A Crop Brand
If you've ever made a casserole out of last night's perfectly good leftovers, then you'll probably appreciate what Abe Flores, owner of PDR Cigars, has done with his new cigar brand.
Flores found himself with so much leftover tobacco from previous production runs that he's made an entire brand out of it. It's called A Crop, and it's a value-priced bundle cigar that uses the surplus tobacco from some of his more expensive lines. "A lot of times we have to commit to buying more tobacco than we actually need in order to get exactly what we want," Flores said.
This sometimes means purchasing an entire crop's worth of leaf, which can often cause a surplus. Now, his surplus has taken a new life as the A Crop. It consists of an Ecuadoran Habano wrapper (Claro or Oscuro), Dominican binder and filler tobacco from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
So is it possible that a smoker might take a puff of A Crop and taste hints of, say, the A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano. Or maybe touches of the Flores y Rodriguez Reserva Limitada perhaps. Flores isn't saying which tobaccos left from which brands have gone into A Crop. But he did tell Cigar Aficionado that about 80 percent of the leaf in A Crop is from leftover bales and assures that this is not a Cuban sandwich cigar but contains only long-filler tobacco.
PACKED IN CUBAN WHEELS OF 19 CIGARS INDIVIDUALLY CELLOPHANED