Emilio was back this year in the Boutiques Unified booth, which makes sense seeing as the both the cigar brand and distribution company are owned by L.J. Zucca.

L.J. Zucca, a family-owned distribution company based in New Jersey, was founded by Louis J. Zucca. Now a cigar bearing his initials graces the Emilio portfolio.

Named after L.J. Zucca and its founder Louis J. Zucca, the cigar is a tribute to the roots of Emilio. The cigar was blended by James Brown of Black Label Trading Co., which is also distributed by Boutiques Unified. Production is being handled at Brown’s Fabrica Oveja Negra in Estelí, Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • LJZ Robusto (5 x 52) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $180)
  • LJZ Toro (6 x 50) — $11 (Boxes of 20, $220)

Launch Date: July 11, 2017

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.