Some combinations are better together. In the case of Merlion, a clever brand with a unique spin (mermaid + lion), two worlds collide in delightful ways. This partnership between Guillermo Leon of La Aurora and Don Pepin Garcia of La Sirena fame offers a ton of complex flavors and a smooth, balanced experience from start to finish.
The secret to Merlion’s success lies in the combination of six unique and carefully selected tobaccos, including an Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper, a Sumatra binder from Brazil, and filler including Brazilian Bahia, Dominican Corojo, Dominican Criollo ’98, and Nicaraguan ligero. To say the resulting flavor profile is unique would be an understatement. This medium to full-bodied handmade includes generous notes of pepper and oak and a long, zesty finish. It’s one fine collaboration that’s well worth a try.