Cameroon in the news.
With the country of Cameroon in the news lately I began thinking of one of my favorite wrappers and questions began to flow. Since I have read in promotions for certain cigars that they use true African Cameroon leaf in their wrappers I assumed that at least some Cameroon wrappers are being grown elsewhere. So I've been googling to find out where else they are grown. I read that they are also grown in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. And perhaps there are cameroon wrappers being grown in other areas. Are the wrappers grown outside of cameroon inferior to cameroon wrappers grown in Cameroon? I know that lots of wrapper types are produced in ecuador and this is not kept secret in any way. The manufacturers seem to be up front about whether a wrapper is, for example, an Ecuadorian connecticut. Maybe that's because connecticut wrappers (and other wrappers) turned out to be a great success in Ecuador. So what about the cameroon wrappers not grown in Cameroon? Any of you know how that's working out? If they are still using slogans like true African Cameroon wrapper could it be that this type wrapper grown outside of West Africa are a little worse in quality. Does anybody know? And which cigars are using non-Cameroon grown cameroon wrappers? Or is that a big secret?