Re: Driving Cigars?
- From: "MLF" <fermanis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:50:36 -0500
"Ken Dixon" <nsvmiami@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
I bought the El Creditos thru an online US vendor,
I thought they were seconds of LGC.
If you bought El Credito's from a US vendor they are the "seconds" line
though they are not the exact same blend as the US LGC. EC's are more a
budget line that Ernie rolled for the locals. Still a good low priced
Not true. LGCs were made by "El Credito Cigar de E.P.C." started by Ernesto
Perez-Carrillo Sr.. His son, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr. eventually took over
the business and later sold out to Swedish Match, who was bought by General
Cigars, etc. etc.. They make La Gloria Cubana, El Rico Habano, El Credito
International, and Artesanos de Miami.
They have a retail/manufacturing location in Miami, but the main one is in
the Dominican Republic. Since Ernesto left the business to start another
earlier this year with his son and daughter, General Cigar is entirely in
charge. From the look of the web site (elcreditocigars.com) it appears that
the store is still going strong, operating under the name "El Credito
Cigars" but I wonder how many cigars are still made there.
The El Credito cigars sold in the US (the one you bought) are a similar
blend to the LGCs, but with a less expensive EMS wrapper (LGCs have a toothy
and more flavorful Equadorian one). They are not seconds of anything (if
they were they would be the same sizes and have the same components. They
There is an El Credito sold in Europe with some (all?) Cuban tobacco in it
which used to be made in the Dominican factory, and I assume it still is.
I have smoked a truckload of El Creditos, sold by the bundle in a yellow or
white wrapper. I have smoked another truckload of LGCs. Take my word for it,
ECs are not seconds of LGCs. They are just made by the same company.
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