The Ave Maria brand is known for its elegance in not only its smokes but in the packaging as well, and the Divinia is no different. Like the others in the Ave Maria portfolio, the Divinia features a stunning band and has the quality that people have come to expect from them. This stunning boxed-pressed handmade features a Habano Sun Grown wrapper that hugs well-aged Nicaraguan Cuban-seed long fillers and a Nicaraguan binder. Once lit, your palate will discover nuances which will build in strength, including black pepper, cocoa, coffee, earth, and nutty sweetness, accompanied by a perfect draw and a slow razor sharp burn. Our panel was so impressed with this cigar that one said, "This is one of the most complete cigars I can recall." We found this smoke pairs best with a single malt whiskey.
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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