Xikar is widely known for their lifetime guaranteed high-end cigar accessories, but these days they are also known for making the HC Series – their own premium cigar line that has 90+ ratings! Their logo features palm trees that are meant to represent the El Corojo farm in Cuba where the style of the tobacco used in this cigar was developed. This Nicaraguan handmade features a metal tube that protects the sleek, chocolate brown Nicaraguan wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, Nicaraguan barrel aged long-fillers and five year aged, ultra-refined ligeros. Full in body and flavor, this balanced and complex handmade lends flavors of nuts and coffee, and finishes sweet and spicy. Rolled and aged to perfection, our panel couldn’t get enough of this cigar and suggested pairing it with an IPA.
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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