From the maker of the number one cigar of 2012, José “Pepin” Garcia has done it again with a new (and fantastic) cigar that was just released in the beginning of March of this year! The Legado de Pepin is handcrafted in Nicaragua and this puro features a zesty blend of Nicaraguan Cuban-seed long-fillers, a Criollo binder, and a dark, oily 5-year aged Corojo wrapper. This is a complex cigar that builds in strength from medium to medium-full; you can expect to receive rich flavors of pepper, leather, sweet cedar, dark chocolate, earth, nuts, and tobacco. Super balanced from beginning to end, the Legado de Pepin is best enjoyed with an after dinner rich Cuban Coffee.
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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