As the second-largest grower of tobacco in Nicaragua, the Oliva family's generations of experience in the industry has served them well. They grow some of the finest crops in the world and are known for using the most skilled rollers and blenders in the country to create legendary cigars, and the Oliva Saison Torpedo is nothing short of legendary. The remarkable blend used in this handmade consists of long-fillers that were all harvested in the same crop year from Oliva’s farms in Estelí, Condega, and Somoto, Nicaragua that is then bound with a Nicaraguan leaf and topped with a smooth, dark brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The rich combination will first coat your palate with flavors of pepper and earth. Gradually the pepper will fade slightly to give way to notes of coffee, oak, leather, and toast building in strength and flavor as you smoke your way to the nub. Enjoy this medium to full bodied smoke with a café americano.
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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