CCOM FORUM BLEND WEEKLY POLL 3: FILLER

Alex_SvensonAlex_Svenson Posts: 1,224Moderator admin
Okay guys, so far we have decided on a medium bodied cigar with a Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. It is now time to pick the fillers. Everyone needs to come up 3 choices. The top 3 vote getters will be the filler blends. The filler is very important as it needs to meld well with the wrapper. The filler primarily determines the cigars body, so once I see what everyone picks, I will select the right primings so it is medium bodied. There are lots of exotics in the list. I trying to balance exotics with more traditional tobaccos. It is up to you guys, but you dont want to end up with all exotic as the blend will have no core.

Wrapper (Everyone Pick 3)
Habano Jalapa Nicaragua (sweet moderate flavor with moderately dry notes)
Habano Condega Nicaragua (sweet and dry yet not huge on flavor. a good base tobacco)
Habano Ometepe Nicaragua (very sweet, almost cuban like tobacco. Very right and flavorful. Grown on a fresh water island)
Habano Esteli Nicaragua (dark and earthy tobacco with a spicy and dry flavor)
Habano Jamastran Hnduras (rich and earthy tobacco with sweet notes. Slightly damp texture
Habano Somoto Nicaragua (a rarely seen filler, Somoto is between condega and jalapa in flavor)
Habano Copan Honduras (a very earthy tobacco with a moderate flavor that is chewy)
Habano Costa Rica (dark and oily filler with a maple type flavor)
San Andres Mexico (sweet and a tad bit dry with notes of brown sugar)
Cubita Columbia (this tobacco imparts a very toasty quality to a cigar)
Habano Panama (sweet with a moderate to full flavor. Rich and complex)
Habano Domincan (A very mild to moderate leaf with cedary and leathery flavors)
Alemania Germany (a dark and toothy filler. Peppery and complex)
PA Broadleaf Maduro (spicy and sweet, oily and complex with lots of flavor)
Mata Fina Brazil (spicy and woody)
Habano Peru (similar to jalapa. Sweet and moderate)
Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro (sweet and cedary)
Sumatra Indonesia (Papery with hints of sweetness and a long finish)

Happy hunting.
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  • LukoLuko Posts: 2,004
    Hmm, my mouth is watering.

    I'll go with...

    Cubita columbia (love toasty)
    Habano Esteli Nicaragua (love earthy, dry and spicy, too)
    Habano Panama (the more complex, the better)
  • JFJF Posts: 54

    Make sure you keep the wrapper in mind, folks...

    Habano Copan Honduras (I loooove chewiness in my cigars)
    Mata Fina Brazil (Needs a little bite, a little spiciness)
    Habano Costa Rica (It was a toss-up between this and the San Andreas - either maple or brown sugar would complement the wrapper nicely, but I think the former goes better with the rest of my choices).
  • betasynnbetasynn Posts: 1,249
    San Andres Mexico, because I want some, damnit. Habano Jamastran Honduras, because it sounds great. PA Broadleaf Maduro, because it ties in with all three.
  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    San Andres Mexico - because the brown sugar hints sound like something I would really dig

    Habano Domincan - I love a leathery taste in cigars

    Habano Jamastran Hnduras - I also love earthy tastes


    I know nothing about blending cigars, but if all three tastes are about equal, that sounds like a dream cigar to me - sweet, earthy, leathery with hints of brown sugar, yeah.
  • j0z3rj0z3r Posts: 9,403
    #1: Habano Condega Nicaragua
    #2: Habano Copan Honduras
    #3: Cubita Columbia
  • Jetmech_63Jetmech_63 Posts: 3,454 ✭✭✭
    San Andres Mexico
    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua
    PA Broadleaf Maduro

    With a nice sumatra wrapper...oh man that sounds good.
  • phobicsquirrelphobicsquirrel Posts: 7,349
    PA Broadleaf Maduro (spicy and sweet, oily and complex with lots of flavor)
    Habano Panama (sweet with a moderate to full flavor. Rich and complex)
    Habano Condega Nicaragua (sweet and dry yet not huge on flavor. a good base tobacco)


    These are my picks. Could be interesting.
  • laker1963laker1963 Posts: 5,046
    1 Habano Ometepe Nicaragua for the sweetness
    2 Habano Costa Rica For the maple flavor
    3 Cubita Columbia for the toasty flavors.
  • Habano Costa Rica (dark and oily filler with a maple type flavor), Cubita Columbia (this tobacco imparts a very toasty quality to a cigar), Mata Fina Brazil (spicy and woody). Those are my picks. CK
  • VidarienVidarien Posts: 246
    Habano Condega Nicaragua, Habano Esteli Nicaragua, Habano Panama
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    Habano Jamastran Hndura
    Habano Copan Honduras
    Habano Domincan


    if i had a fourth it would be PA Broadleaf Maduro


    just for the fun of it... my cigar (if i was the only one blending this right now) would have been full bodied with a Habano Copan Honduras wrapper
    Habano Domincan and Habano Jamastran Hnduran filler.
  • brsmith21brsmith21 Posts: 207
    I vote:
    Habano Condega Nicaragua
    San Andres Mexico
    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua
  • iwsmith2iwsmith2 Posts: 65
    Habano Esteli Nicaragua, Habano Panama, Sumatra Indonesia
  • brc81brc81 Posts: 249
    San Andres Mexico
    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua
    Habano Costa Rica (dark and oily filler with a maple type flavor)

    These all sound good to me. I don't know anything about blending, but based on the descriptions sound like they'll go good with the wrapper.
  • bigharpoonbigharpoon Posts: 2,963 ✭✭✭
    Habano Jamastran Honduras
    San Andres Mexico
    PA Broadleaf Maduro

    To go along with our spicy, robust and dry wrapper I think it would be nice to get some sweet, earthy flavors in there, too. Add on oily and complex with lots of flavor...man this is gonna be delicious!!!
  • gmill880gmill880 Posts: 5,947
    Habano Ometepe Nic
    San andres Mex
    Habano Costa Rica
  • Matt MarvelMatt Marvel Posts: 930
    1. Mata Fina Brazil-(I like spicy)
    2. Cubita Colombia-(I also like toasty)
    3. San Andres Mexico- (I like brown sugar, and it might be a nice compliment to the wrapper)
  • smbrinksmbrink Posts: 406
    1.Habano Costa Rica
    2.PA Broadleaf Maduro
    3Habano Ometepe Nicaragua
    Dont really know too much about fillers as wrappers are usually advertised most, but these sounded really tasty to me.
  • Rob1110Rob1110 Posts: 1,455 ✭✭
    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua (very sweet, almost cuban like tobacco. Very right and flavorful. Grown on a fresh water island)
    Habano Costa Rica (dark and oily filler with a maple type flavor)
    San Andres Mexico (sweet and a tad bit dry with notes of brown sugar)

    I went with all sweet because I think some sweetness (especially the maple and brown sugar) will complement the wrapper nicely. I wanted to include a good base as well, but am hoping at least one of these three ends up in the mix.
  • Dude LoveDude Love Posts: 315
    Habano Panama (sweet with a moderate to full flavor. Rich and complex)
    Habano Copan Honduras (a very earthy tobacco with a moderate flavor that is chewy)
    PA Broadleaf Maduro (spicy and sweet, oily and complex with lots of flavor)
  • PuroFreakPuroFreak Posts: 4,132
    Ok, I guess my choices will be:

    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua
    Habano Domincan
    Mata Fina Brazil
  • rdnstnrdnstn Posts: 993 ✭✭
    Alright, here are my 3 choices.

    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua (very sweet, almost cuban like tobacco. Very right and flavorful. Grown on a fresh water island)
    Habano Panama (sweet with a moderate to full flavor. Rich and complex)
    Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro (sweet and cedary)

    mmmmmmm! Sweet and complex with notes of cedar. I did wonder what a cigar flavored like maple and brown sugar would be like though.
  • bwcarter54bwcarter54 Posts: 142

    1. Haban Ometepe Nicaragua

    2.Habano Costa Rica

    3. PA Broadleaf Maduro

  • Smoke=FireSmoke=Fire Posts: 692 ✭✭
    Habano Costa Rica (dark and oily filler with a maple type flavor)
    San Andres Mexico (sweet and a tad bit dry with notes of brown sugar)
    PA Broadleaf Maduro (spicy and sweet, oily and complex with lots of flavor)

    My votes ;)
  • plaidbanana1plaidbanana1 Posts: 187
    Habano Costa Rica, Habano Ometepe Nicaragua, and Habano Dominican
  • bacon.jaybacon.jay Posts: 718
    Considering our wrapper, the Sumatra Ecuadorian:

    Sun-grown, spicy and robust, some dry, toasty notes

    I really like lots of spiciness and underlying complexity with a load of toasty qualities, but with some cedary and leathery notes coming through along with a nice sweetness to round out the flavors and tie them together very nicely. So to achieve this...

    PA Broadleaf:
    This leaf will add the sweetness that we need, as well as a smooth spice to compliment our wrapper; the oily qualities in this leaf should give us a nice smooth smoke on the burn, and it's complexities and full flavor will compliment our other fillers.

    Habano Dominican
    This leaf will add our cedary and leathery notes, although a leaf from a mid- to high priming will most likely be needed to overcome the mild-moderate nature of this leaf.

    Cubita Columbia
    My last filler pick gives the cigar lots of toasty notes that compliments our wrapper and other two fillers and lightens them up a bit and gives them "fluffiness"

    I try. let me know what you think!!
  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    Anyone know of any cigars that currently use the San Andres Mexico or Habano Costa Rica? I'd love to try those tobaccos.
  • bbc020bbc020 Posts: 1,422
    Habano Ometepe Nicaragua
    Habano Esteli Nicaragua
    Cubita Columbia....sweet, earthy, toast sounds great
  • kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,616 ✭✭✭✭
    alienmisprint:
    Anyone know of any cigars that currently use the San Andres Mexico or Habano Costa Rica? I'd love to try those tobaccos.
    the 5 vegas series A has a maduro costarican....

    the Gurkha Blue Steel has a costa rican wrapper.


    te-amo is a mexican puro. it isnt "san andres mexican" but its what i found. Mexican tobacco is usually a filler tobacco. its hard to find many cigars with a mexican wrapper.

    edit: ACID Opulance 3 has that as a wrapper.
  • alienmisprintalienmisprint Posts: 3,961
    kuzi16:
    alienmisprint:
    Anyone know of any cigars that currently use the San Andres Mexico or Habano Costa Rica? I'd love to try those tobaccos.
    the 5 vegas series A has a maduro costarican....

    the Gurkha Blue Steel has a costa rican wrapper.


    te-amo is a mexican puro. it isnt "san andres mexican" but its what i found. Mexican tobacco is usually a filler tobacco. its hard to find many cigars with a mexican wrapper.

    edit: ACID Opulance 3 has that as a wrapper.
    Thanks for the info, I was looking more for cigars using these as fillers. Just wanted to give them a try, the descriptions Alex put up have me pretty interested.
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