Full-bodied and chock-full of peppery, feisty flavors.
El Rico literally means “the rich one,” and was once a popular brand of choice in Cuba. Resurrected by legendary cigar maker E.P. Carillo in the 1970s, using Nicaraguan tobaccos, the brand became a hit for those seeking a substantial handmade with strong, rich flavors.
El Rico Habano comes draped in either an Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf or a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro, along with a mix of Nicaraguan long-fillers. The resulting flavor profile has a balanced, peppery kick with undertones of cedar and leather. Full-bodied, full-flavored, and fully satisfying, this is one that remains a mainstay in the humidors of seasoned aficionados.