Rocky Patel created the Indian Tabac Classic line for the experienced smoker who doesn’t want to pay big bucks for a quality smoke. The line combines high-quality wrapper leaves with sturdy binders and robust, flavorful fillers for a boutique-style smoke. The Teepee is a medium-bodied beauty chock full of long filler goodness—in fact, it’s a three country filler blend: Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. The blend is cloaked by a supple Cuban-seed, Honduran-grown Corojo wrapper leaf. These vintage tobaccos combine to deliver a rich taste packed with deep earthy flavors that get stronger as you smoke. Look for a superb draw, a pleasant aroma, a great burn, lots of smoke and a short finish. Patel’s Classic Teepee is an excellent everyday cigar. Try this one with a well-aged dark rum such as Appleton Estate's or Gosling's Black Seal.
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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