Villiger Sons Limited was founded by Jean Villiger in 1888 in the small Swiss town of Pfeffikon where their headquarters remain to this day – we think it’s safe to say that after 126 years, they know a few things about crafting high-quality cigars! The Villiger Bold, however, hails from Nicaragua and features a handsome Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Nicaraguan binder, and a rich filler mixture of medium tobacco leafs wrapped in long tobacco leafs – a blending style known as a ‘Cuban Sandwich’. This combination will lead to hearty flavours of nuts, coffee, earth, and pepper. Medium in strength, the Bold is perfect to enjoy on a sunny day with some sangria.
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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