Nica Libre’s goal is simple: produce traditional and complex blends that can be enjoyed by everyone at affordable prices. While their core line has somewhat of a cult following, one of their newest and most coveted blends, the Nica Libre Silver 25th Anniversary Torpedo, may just be the best yet. This flawless boxed-pressed wonder features a bevy of Nicaraguan vintage long-fillers hugged by a super refined Nicaraguan binder. Finishing this full-bodied stogie is a smooth and flawless reddish-hued Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Habano wrapper leaf that glistens with oils. Light it up and you’ll enjoy a charismatic and hearty blend of honey, dark cocoa, and leather nuances that will have you drooling for more. Our tasting panel recommends pairing this Nica Libre with a Don Papa Rum 10 Year Aged.
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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Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated
cigars such as Rocky Patel's Decade Torpedo, rated 95 in Cigar Aficionado.