Most people are familiar with the term ‘cask strength’ which refers to the undiluted, powerful, complex, and high alcohol content of whiskey and scotches. The 5 Vegas (pronounced “cinco vegas”) Cask-Strength Toro took inspiration from those characteristics, and the outcome is a beautiful handcrafted cigar. Born in Estelí, Nicaragua, this smoke is as handsome as it is delicious. This captivating smoke comes attractively cloaked in a reddish-hued Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper that is dripping with oils. A feisty Nicaraguan binder secures a bevy of carefully aged ligeros from Honduras and Nicaragua. Full bodied and full flavored, this smoke will lend hearty notes of cedar, earth and toast with an overall spiciness and toasty aroma. Perfect as an after dinner smoke, we recommend pairing with a single malt scotch of course!
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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