There are many places around the world that produce amazing cigars, but many consider Estelí, Nicaragua the current cigar capital of the world. The Nica Libre Estelí Especial you have in your shipment today honors Estelí where so many premium blends come from. Hailing from the famed Joya de Nicaragua, the Estelí Especial comes chocked full of Pennsylvania and Nicaraguan long-fillers with a hearty dose of ligero that is secured with a sweet and spicy Sumatra binder and finished with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. Medium to full in body, this meticulously constructed stogie has a bevy of flavors including spice, leather, cream, earth, and cedar. Complex and balanced, this smoke pairs well with a cappuccino.
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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