Meaning “The Best” in Spanish, El Mejor cigars may not be well known but they should be. Simple in design, this cigar is very well made, and that shows in the oily, toothy, dark, and extra-fermented Cuban-seed Corojo wrapper. Underneath is a blend of well-aged Cuban-seed tobaccos from different growing regions in Nicaragua used as the filler in addition to the binder. This beautiful handcrafted combination is brimming with flavors of rich earth and hints of coffee with a spicy and sweet finish. All that being said, this medium to full bodied cigar is remarkably smooth with bold flavors. Consider pairing your cigar with a Pilsner.
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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