Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Factory: My Father Cigars
LATELIER SURROGATES ANIMAL CRACKERS:
L’Atelier Imports is known for it’s inspiration from both a classic, Cuban approach to cigar craftsmanship, as well as its French and wine influences. It’s no coincidence that lead brand-runner Pete Johnson has become known for the same qualities in his products and is in the process of entering into the wine market. The cigars in the Surrogates line are made in Nicaragua by the Garcia family at the My Father Cigars factory and blended by Pete Johnson. The Surrogates line consists of one blend, one size. The Animal Cracker would bring the first 6 x 60 size to the line. It also would be the first cigar in the Surrogates line to use an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper. Early on the Animal Cracker was advertised as a powerhouse in terms of strength – and it lived up to that reputation. While we discovered the strength has mellowed a bit, this is a still an excellent cigar for someone who wants some firepower when smoking.