Tony Borhani, owner and proprietor of Bahia Cigars, is considered by many to be one of the cigar industry's most influential leaders. His famed brand was originally manufactured in the Costa Rican Tabacalera Tambor factory under the supervision of Don Douglas and Tony himself, from their inception in 1997, with production later migrating to Nicaragua in 2001. The Bahia Gold is their flagship cigar and the Gold Maduro is the highly worthy follow up. Using the original recipe crafted by Don Douglas, the Gold Maduro features a blend of four to five-year aged Dominican Ligero, Seco and Viso leaves, a Sumatra binder, and a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This combination will treat you with up-front spicy-sweet notes with hints of cedar, coffee, and tobacco with a toasty finish. Enjoy this full-bodied smoke with a tawny port.
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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