The Rake by MoyaRuiz Cigars continues where La Jugada left off, incorporating a “game-inspired” backstory. For this release, the cigar focuses on a “backroom poker” atmosphere; going so far as to turn the cigar’s packaging into a fully-functional rake box, complete with slots for poker chips and cash on the box’s lid.
But the packaging is just for starters, the real action is inside the box! The Rake cigars have been crafted at the burgeoning La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The Rake uses a thick Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers, including not 1, but 4 ligero leaves! This is where the blend really takes on a unique identity, incorporating 2 Jalapa ligero leaves, which are sweet in nature, and 2 Estelí ligero leaves, which are full and powerful. From this unique blend, the cigars take on a rich complexity, full in flavor, with a steady evolution that keeps you engaged at each turn!
- Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
- Binder/Filler: Partially Undisclosed – Features 4 ligero leaves (two of Jalapa – two of Estelí)
- Factory: La Zona
- Country: Nicaragua
- Fix: 5⅝” × 46 (Box Press)
- Cut: 5″ × 52 (Box Press)
- Take: 6″ × 52
- Vig: 6″ × 60