Originally a Cuban brand, Perla del Mar is now a unique addition to the J.C. Newman portfolio. Perla del Mar literally means “Pearl of the Sea,” and legend states that some of the earliest explorers to Cuba discovered a golden leaf and named it Perla del Mar. The relaunch of this historic brand comes from the same boutique factory as such top-quality brands as Brick House and El Baton cigars. The Perla del Mar Maduro is a successor to the famed Perla del Mar Connecticut, and boy it’s tasty! Inside is a bevy of Nicaraguan long-fillers from three separate growing regions that is secured with a Nicaraguan binder and a thick and chocolaty brown Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. Big on flavor but medium in body, this smoke offers notes of spice and coffee as well classic maduro flavors of chocolate and creamy smoothness. Pair this winner with Dow’s Vintage Port.
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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