Until recently, Xikar was only known for their lifetime guaranteed high-end cigar accessories. Then, a few short years ago, Xikar started making its own premium cigar line that over the last few years has had 90+ ratings! The band on the cigar features palm trees that are meant to represent the El Corojo farm in Cuba where the style of the tobacco used in this cigar was developed. Debuting in 2009, the Xikar HC Series Maduro Belicoso features a rich combination of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers, an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and a dark and silky smooth Habano Connecticut Oscuro wrapper that was grown in Connecticut. This combination has a rich and complex bouquet of coffee, pepper, caramel, leather, and earth. As it’s the beginning of fall, we enjoyed our Xikar with a pumpkin ale.
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.
Outstanding Values On Top-Rated Cigars
Our purchasing power allows us to offer exceptional reorder values on highly rated cigars such as
Rocky Patel's Decade Torpedo, rated 95 in Cigar Aficionado.