Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
Size: 5 x 50
Country: United States of America
Factory: El Titan de Bronze
Strength: Light - Medium
Production: Full Production ?
Price Range: MRSP $8
The original Cremo Cigars now long gone have been resurrected as Crémo Cigar company hoping to capture some of the original company’s spark and along with their own. The modern Crémo cigar cigar company has a vision of making exceptional cigars that will translate into high customer satisfaction.
Crémo with a tilde on the didn’t just magically spring form the earth set on making cigars. Instead it is the brain child of Walter “Lilo” Santiago. In Miami influenced by the rich smell of cigar smoke and trying one himself he discovered a his passion for not just for cigars but for the art of smoking.
Deciding to turn this passion into something more he set out to create his own cigar brand. Walter found El Titan de Bronze Cigar Factory and met with master blender Willy Herrera (now with Drew Estate) who helped him blend Crémo cigars.
How does Crémo actually stack up? Is the company meeting its vision of making exceptional cigars that inevitably make for happy Customers? Oh yes, I believe they are meeting this vision if the rest of the Crémo line of cigars is anything like our hot pick, the Crémo Excelsior.
The Look: The Crémo Excelsior is a robusto sized cigar measuring 5 inches by 50 ring gauge. It is fitted with a triple capped head and sports a clean smooth light brown-tan wrapper with minimal veins. The pack is feels extremely thick and has what seems as absolutely no give. The lack of give from being so hard gave some concern as to whether the draw would be sufficient. The cigar was also fitted with a white band with a light brown-tan Crémo logo print on the band.
The Start: The wrapper and foot of the Crémo Excelsior gave off sweet and strong aromas of fresh cedar, spice, and sweet manure. After taking note of the aromas of the cigar I moved on to the pre-light draw. It was semi-smooth rich in sugar sweetness, and had flavors of cedar, spice and light mint. Lighting the cigar with three inch long Crémo branded matches a warm smoke could be drawn from the cigar providing flavors of smooth spice, barnyard, sweet cream, wood.