Latitude Zero cigars are a fairly new boutique brand that hails from one of the largest tobacco growers in the world, which is also the creator and original grower of the Habano Ecuador wrappers: Oliva Tobacco Company. This cigar in particular is exclusive to you, our members, and you will not find this size anywhere else! What makes this high-end brand unique is that all of their cigars are crafted using the top 1% of their tobaccos. Latitude Zero takes its name from the location of Oliva’s major growing areas and the origin of the Habano Ecuador wrapper. Underneath the band lies a super impressive R13E grade (also known as an Angel’s Cut) Habano Ecuador wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and vintage long-fillers from Estelí, Nicaragua from a farm called “The Jewel”. This zesty blend not only has a flawless draw and razor-sharp burn, it also has impressive notes of pepper, oak, nuts, cream, and caramel. Medium to full-bodied in strength, this incredibly well-balanced smoke will pair beautifully with a session 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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