Erik Espinosa is well known in the industry for doing whatever he wants while going above and beyond to make sure the quality of his cigars are second to none. Hailing from La Zona Factory in Nicaragua, this stogie is packed full of premium long fillers from Nicaragua and as well as a Nicaraguan binder that is secured by a silky and golden Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed wrapper. Just as the name implies, this smoke is full of creamy goodness with notes of cedar, hay and baked bread. Mild and delightful for any time of day, enjoy this smoke with sweet 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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