When this cigar first came out in 2003, it won General Cigar Company's election for “the best value-priced, full-bodied premium cigar in America” and later received a 91 from Cigar Aficionado. The Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte is a box-pressed double corona that’s handmade under the direction of Estelo Padrón, Hoyo de Monterrey's cigar master. Take one puff of this full-flavored Honduran premium, and you’ll instantly notice some considerable power—a serious Sancho for a serious Sancho enthusiast! Wrapped in a shiny, reddish Honduran-grown Cuban-seed leaf and boasting a long-filler blend of hefty Nicaraguan and Honduran leaves, this baby starts and ends with a kick with a few punches in between! You’ll find it perfectly balanced with an assortment of rich, bold flavors backed by a little pepper. Look for an easy draw with a spicy, pleasing aroma up front. Consider pairing it with a semi-sweet, woody port, or barelywine. The Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte is perfect for any seasoned enthusiast and will add a great finishing touch to a hearty steak dinner.
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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