A worldwide favorite, this venerable Cuban brand has been around, in many guises, for decades. First manufactured in Cuba, then the Dominican Republic, the Saint Luis Rey is now hand-rolled in Danli, Honduras. The Saint Luis Rey Natural Broadleaf you have in your shipment is brand spanking new—so new it was just released in August of this year and many of our members may be some of the first to try them! Hand-rolled in Honduras, this powerhouse is named for the oily and sun-drenched Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that envelops a Nicaraguan binder and a premium blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan long-fillers. Full-bodied, expect flavors of pepper, spice, and coffee with notes of toasted almonds and chocolate. With all these hearty and bold flavors, try it as an after dinner smoke with your favorite saison.
Honduras has been a tobacco growing and cigar manufacturing area for hundreds of years, but it was the Communist revolution in Cuba that really put Honduras on the map. In the 1960s, many Cuban cigar makers fled their homeland and arrived in Honduras to re-establish their way of life. The immigrants took advantage of the climate, soil, and geography, which were well-suited to tobacco growing, and began producing high quality cigars. The center of the Honduran cigar industry is the city of Danli and the nearby Jamastran Valley. The majority of the world’s pure Corojo tobacco is grown here, now that Cuba has stopped production of this iconic, spicy, and rich variety in favor of Corojo hybrids. Other important areas of Honduran cigar production include the Talanga Valley, Copan, and Trojes.
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