The 5 Vegas brand (read “cinco vegas”) is one of our favorite top shelf premiums. Delivering consistently superior construction and blends, 5 Vegas always delivers big in the flavor department. The cigar you have your shipment today is no exception, and is truly something special! The Big Five offers a fat 60-ring gauge which is packed full of Nicaraguan tobaccos from the fertile regions of Jalapa, Ometepe, and Condega, along with some ligero leaf from Estelí, which is then wrapped in a Nicaraguan binder and then all held together by a luscious Habano wrapper. Medium in body, this smoke features rich notes of cedar and earth with hints of soft baking spice. Pair it with a scotch.
The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.
The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.
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Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated
cigars such as Rocky Patel's Decade Torpedo, rated 95 in Cigar Aficionado.