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. Hailing from the rich soils of Nicaragua, the 5 Vegas Nicaragua features a blend of Nicaraguan fillers and binder that is hugged by a stunning Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Toast the foot and enjoy medium bodied, palate pleasing notes of caramel and leather with spice entering the party about halfway through. Along with its razor sharp, cool burn, this smoke is full flavored and won’t disappoint. Try pairing it with The Prisoner Cabernet Sauvignon or your favorite full-bodied red.
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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