Review of Inch No. 64 Cigar by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo
By: Gary Manelski
The Inch by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is named for the size of the cigar's relatively large ring gauge, which is the diameter of a cigar expressed in 64th of an inch. The Inch #64 cigar has a ring gauge of 64, which equals one inch. These cigars are made in the Dominican Republic with Ecuadorian Sumatra wrappers and a blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican filler tobaccos, and are now available in four sizes. Retail price for the No. 64 (6 1/8 x 64) is $10 for a single, but boxes of 24 are available for just over $200.
The Inch is a medium-to-full bodied cigar that began with a deep rich earthy and peppery flavor that tamed down after five minutes. About 10 minutes into the cigar, the smoke became smoother with a predominately leathery flavor. The cigar had a great draw which delivered lots of smoke, and held a medium-to-long ash. The burn was uneven, and needed five or six touch-up lights during the 75 minutes that it took me to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining. No relights were required. The Inch is a very good cigar, but it is not recommended for beginners. My rating is a very respectable 3.75 points on a 5-point scale.