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 numerous 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. Created using the talents of Jesus Fuego, the Xikar HC Series Red Corojo starts with a meaty blend of long-fillers from Nicaragua’s top 3 growing regions that is bound with a Nicaraguan binder and finished with a thick and oily Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. From the first puff, this handmade will deliver spicy, smooth, and smoky flavors of cedar, leather, nuts, and black pepper. Mild enough to enjoy anytime of time of day, try it with a mojito.
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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