Swiss company Villiger & Söhne has been in the tobacco business since the 1800s, but it’s only been making premium cigars for two decades. The decision to explore the handmade sector was made by company owner Heinrich Villiger, who not only believes in the segment’s potential, but is a smoker of handmade cigars himself. The Villiger San’Doro has been a consistent performer with Cigar Aficionado since the brand was introduced in 2015, and since that time a San’Doro Colorado has appeared on the Top 25 list twice. When it debuted, Villiger San’Doro cigars were made at the Oliva cigar factory. Production has since moved to Joya de Nicaragua, but the blend is the same and the cigar still performs at a very high level.
The Villiger San'Doro Colorado Robusto in your shipment today has received numerous accolades including making Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars not once but twice in 2016 and again in 2018 with a rating as high as 93. This consistent performer is a stunner with an Ecuador Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder. Light her up and expect notes of leather, cashews, and slight honey sweetness. Medium in body, we’re sure that you’ll love it as much as we do! Enjoy this smoke with a stout.
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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