The Eiroa family are legends in the cigar industry. Patriarch Julio is credited as one of the most important tobacco farmers in the history of tobacco and began growing tobacco in Honduras in 1963. Even if you don’t know the Eiroa name, you may know of the family’s famed Camacho brand which has garnered several 90+ ratings over the years. In 2008, the Eiroas sold Camacho cigars to Davidoff and began a new venture, creating the cigars that were close to their hearts. The CLE Aladino is a Honduran puro that has been branded as an “old school cigar”. Handcrafted at Julio Eiroa’s Las Loma factory in Jamastran, Honduras, the Aladino starts with a prized, authentic corojo leaf which hugs a Honduran binder encasing an enticing blend of Honduran fillers. Together, this puro has nuances of cedar, cinnamon, leather, and bread. Mild to medium bodied, we suggest pairing it with a pilsner on a sunny afternoon.
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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