Until recently, Xikar was only known for their lifetime guaranteed high-end cigar accessories. Then, a few short years ago, Xikar started making its own premium cigar line that over the last few years has had numerous 90+ ratings! The band on the cigar 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. Following in the steps of the wildly popular Corojo Red and Black Maduro, the White Shade Grown is milder yet equally refined. Hand-rolled in Nicaragua, the White Shade Grown starts with long-fillers from the black volcanic soils of Nicaragua that are secured with a Nicaraguan binder. A Connecticut Shade Grown wrapper finishes off this impressive smoke. Mild in body, once lit nuances of sweet cream, oak, earth and toffee will satisfy your palate. Perfect for any time of day, try it with a mid-afternoon cappuccino or an after dinner smoke with an aged tequila.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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