The Fuego family has been in the cigar business for five generations. Starting out in 1876, they had a leaf growing company in “El Cojoro” farm, Cuba. In 1995, the Fuego family packed their bags, headed to Central America and started making cigars for other companies. When 2006 came around, Jesus Fuego launched “Tobaccos S.A.” with their first release of the “J. Fuego” brand. The J. Fuego Corojo Oscuro is one tasty cigar, blended with a powerful combination of Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder that’s all wrapped up in a dark and perfectly fermented Habano Ecuador Oscuro leaf. In this full-bodied cigar, you can expect powerful flavors of spice, oak, earth, and a touch of sweetness with a toasty tobacco core. We took our time smoking this rich cigar and enjoyed it with a merlot.
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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