Astral is a highly recognized and praised brand. The Talanga Valley Selection is handmade in, where else… Honduras' beautiful Talanga Valley. This smoke is the newest addition to the Astral line and is still made in very small quantities. Starting from the inside out, there is a multi-country blend of Nicaraguan, Brazilian, and Dominican long-fillers encased with a Mexican binder and finished with a Honduran wrapper. We found the draw good, the burn perfect and plenty of smoke in this well-aged Honduran. Medium to full bodied, once lit, you’ll find notes of nuts, cedar, toast, wheat, and subtle spice. Overall, a great smoke any time of day that would be complemented nicely with a cappuccino.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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