Cuban born Felix Mesa is name that you may not know, but rest assured, he is one of the best master blenders out there today and is one of our panel’s favorites. The Dona Nieves Negra Macha Box-Pressed cigar you have in your shipment today hails from Estelí, Nicaragua at Mesa’s very own El Galan factory. This medium to full-bodied handmade is semi boxed pressed and features a zesty blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers and Nicaraguan binder that is then topped with a stunning oily Ecuador Habano wrapper. Building in strength and intensity, you can expect a blast of pepper up front followed by notes of cream, chocolate, fruit, and baking spices. Flavorful from beginning to end, enjoy it with a 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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