Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Friday, 04 May 2012 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
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DEADWOOD TOBACCO COMPANY, DEADWOOD SOUTH DAKOTA
LA VERITE…. A DISTINCTLY UNIQUE SMOKE
The La Vérité cigar project is a unique undertaking by Pete Johnson that began in the year 2008. Using only tobacco from Pepin's La Estrella farm, from a single tobacco crop year, both La Vérité and L'Esprit de Vérité were created, making these small batch Vitolas something very special. Much like a single vineyard wine, these cigars highlight the seed varietal and soil where they were grown. That first offering in 2008 used tobacco from the 2008 crop at La Estrella, which was 100% Habano Criollo. Wrapper, binder and filler are all 2008 La Estrella Habano Criollo. The 2009 crop at La Estrella consisted of Habano Criollo, Criollo 98 and Pelo de Oro. For the 2009 La Vérité and L'Esprit de Vérité Vitolas, all three seed varietals were used, but in different ratios for each of the Vitolas. The 2009 La Vérité Churchill is comprised of 50% Habano Criollo, 35% Criollo 98 and 15% Pelo de Oro. The 2009 L'Esprit de Vérité Robusto is comprised of 55% Habano Criollo, 35% Criollo 98 and 10% Pelo de Oro. The La Vérité Vitola is a 7x47 Churchill and is the flagship of the project. A bit more full bodied than its counterpart, the La Vérité Churchill is the premier label. The L'Esprit de Vérité Robusto is like a second label in the wine industry. Made from the same source tobacco, but blended a little lighter to be enjoyed earlier.
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