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Mi Barrio “El Puro”

Fri, May 8, 2009

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Mi Barrio “El Puro”

Cigar Mission #24

My name is Agent 6 AKA #2. My mission was to review the Mi Barrio “El Puro”. As an asset of The Cigar Spy agency I promise to respect the A.S.H.E.S. code of honor. These are the facts. This is my report.

Target Name:

Mi Barrio

Target Vitals:

Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: “El Puro” (Double Corona)

Background Info:

Mi Barrio “my neighborhood” is a limited-edition cigar that was created by Jose Pepin Garcia for United Tobacco. The band shows off artwork by Edin Gutierrez. I received “El Puro” (7.5 x 52), which was released July 15, 2008 for IPCPR (picturing Orestes Espinosa, Sr. and Pepin Garcia).  Each release offers different artwork on the label. Very interesting concept.

Mission Notes:

I am impenetrable by swine flu, and love. The weather has been pure crap lately, and suspects have been unwilling to cooperate until Mi Barrio arrived. This was certainly a formidable foe. The cigar was about the same size as a miniature baseball bat (7.5″ x 52). Without hesitation I applied blade and flame to this suspect and information flowed like the elderly to their doctors to get flu shots. Swinergy!

Rough exterior, oily and dark brown. Large veins. Rustic. Solid, no squishy spots. Unique artwork.

Lots of smooth, creamy earthy notes and leather. Complex and not harsh. Medium-bodied with a bit of nicotine kick progressing throughout. This cigar seemed to dry out my palate, always needed to take a drink of water after every other drag.

Nice Tight Ash! About 1.5″ before it would fall off each time. No burn problems for the size.

Final Statement:

Very pleasant cigar! I could definitely notice the uniqueness of the blend from the Pepin Garcia lineage. I would like to try the other vitolas! Go try it

AGENT TIP # 24: If you crack up on a mission and snot a little bit, point up in the sky and scream something . As people look away, de-snot yourself with SpySnot Remover“Remember: It’s not snot with SpySnot.”

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Agent 6 - who has written 26 posts on The Cigar Spy.

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. MountChuck Says:

    Nice review. This is definitely a good smoke and worth trying.

  2. Agent 15 Says:

    great report agent 6! i met Pepin at Cigarfest, he’s awesome.

  3. Bradinbuffalo Says:

    Great interrogation and spy tip, this is a fine smoke….

  4. Agent 8 Says:

    Nicely done Agent 6. Dark, oily cigars are up my alley, so this is definitely going to be on my radar soon.

  5. btmisles Says:

    Nicely done. I will have to look into getting some of these.

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