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 over 130 years, they know a few things about crafting high-quality cigars. La Vencedora, or “The Victor” in English, was created to honor the company’s 130th anniversary. Owner Hienrich Villiger has said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to use our 130 years of experience to create what I feel is a very special cigar in the Villiger La Vencedora.” Handmade at the famed Joya de Nicaragua factory, this Nicaraguan puro is made with choice tobaccos featuring a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper. Medium in body, this tasty morsel features smooth notes of spice and natural sweet tobacco flavors. Not only did our panel like it, so did Cigar Aficionado who gave it a well deserved 94 rating. Pair it with a coffee, particularly a breakfast roast blend.
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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