Any of you who are involved in the online cigar community probably know who Barry Stein is. Barry founded acigarsmoker.com, and later handed off that review site when he took a position with Miami Cigar Company. He’s a prominent personality within the industry, and is one of the folks who most everyone fortunate enough to know him would say they are better for it. As detailed in a recent blog post on the Miami Cigar website, Barry had the opportunity to create his own cigar blend this past year – which has been through a number of small, friendly market tests wherein it received quite a bit of praise. With that warm reception, a decision was made to produce an initial release of his cigar, now named the KILO. One of the small market tests was at an event I attended – the Chattanooga Tweetup. Barry was kind enough to give me a couple of the KILOs to try, and I thought I’d jot down some notes from them here.
The KILO will, for the time being, be available in a single robusto (5″X50) format, and is launching officially September 20th at Primo Cigar Shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It features an Ecuadoran Sumatran wrapper, cloaked around a Cameroon binder and filler blend consisting of two different Dominican ligeros, a Nicaraguan ligero, and Pennsylvanian Broadleaf. The robusto will retail for CONTINUE READING