Also known as the “land of fire,” Ecuador has a long-standing history in tobacco production due to a heavy saturation of volcanoes in its ecosystem. Over eons and eons, this has allowed the soil to be extremely fertile. For that reason, a substantial number of premier cigar brands have looked upon Ecuador as a source for their outstanding tobacco.
Where is tobacco grown in Ecuador?
Seeing as Ecuador is a near-coastal province that sits nestled between Peru and Colombia, their soils are lush for growing an herbal or earthy flavored tobacco. In addition to the history of volcanic activity within the region, their consistently cloud-covered skies have allowed for a distinctive growing and curing process that’s unique to Ecuador.
Premium cigar tobacco has systematically been sourced from one main region of Ecuador:
About Los Rios Tobacco:
Los Rios’ location provides Ecuadorian tobacco with consistent cloud cover throughout the growing season. This natural reduction in sunlight diminishes the plant’s vein size, yields thinner leaves, and creates a very supple leaf with consistent color.
Cigar World’s top rated cigars with Ecuadorian tobacco
If you’re looking to experience the wonders of Ecuadorian tobacco, we’ve listed some of the top-rated hand-rolled cigars that feature this amazing leaf.
Camacho Liberty 2020
The Liberty 2020 edition is a full-bodied cigar that boasts an extremely satisfying Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Cloaked on the inside, you’ll find a Honduran Corojo binder that’s perfectly married with Honduran and Dominican Corojo fillers to create a cigar that’s bursting with notes of sweet wood, walnuts, leather, and earth.
On the exterior, you’ll find the much sought-after Ecuadorian Habano leaf that’s a hybrid seed from three different strands of Cuban tobacco. Thoughtfully bundled up inside, an exquisite blend of Dominican tobaccos give way to flavorful notes of coffee, spice, and subtle hints of bittersweet dark chocolate.
Diesel Crucible utilizes a rare extra-fermented Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf, that is the key to this cigars awesome flavor, but also the reason for its exceedingly limited nature. The smoke is full-bodied, but the refined smoothness and balance is uncanny.
Hoyo De Monterrey La Amistad Black
Featuring a meticulously fermented Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper that's peppered with Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves, La Amistad Black gives way to flavorful notes of cinnamon, leather and hot sauce.
Crafted by only the most skilled rollers, this medium bodied cigar comes dressed in an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that’s draped over a meticulously blended mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos for a draw that’s perfectly smooth with notes of vanilla, coffee, and subtle spice.
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