Nicarao cigars are known for their ultra-boutique handmade masterpieces and you may have even come across them a time or two since they have been around a while. What you may not know is that the name comes from the sixteenth century when Spanish Conquistador Gil Gonzalez Dávila was first European to come to Central America. The native leader, Chief Nicarao, gave the Conquistador brown leaves to smoke. The Conquistador was impressed and named the new region Nicaragua after the Chief.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Nicarao cigars are so good that Rocky Patel worked with them to create a collaboration cigar back in 2007 and the Nicarao Selección was born. Cuban-seed long-fillers from Nicaragua not only fill this densely packed cigar but they also bind it. To finish off this wonderfully constructed cigar is an oily, Havana Connecticut Oscuro wrapper. This combination will give a full bodied and rich smoke loaded with hints of espresso, cocoa, pepper, and cream, with a slightly sweet finish that goes perfect with a Milk Stout.
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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