The Somoza government heavily subsidized the tobacco industry in Nicaragua, seeing an economic opportunity to fill the vacuum left by Castro's revolution and the U.S. embargo. With the help of luminaries such as Nestor Plasencia and Jose Padron, the Cuban style cigar found a foothold in Nicaragua. Alas, the Somozas were dictators as well, and when the government was overthrown by the Sandinistas in 1979 the tobacco industry was emasculated in the name of the proletariat.
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Acid is one of the trendiest cigars out there, made popular by there secret
infusion process that gives their cigars a unique and aromatic aroma. Acid cigars are a combination of premium whole leaf long filler Nicaraguan tobaccos and essential oils which are gently infused into the cigars.
Joya de Nicaragua is a brand that has been making a lot of noise. It debuted in 1970 in Nicaragua as one of the country’s first premium cigars. With political unrest in Nicaragua, the brand was disbanded. Today production continues in Nicaragua and the brand is once again one of the most popular to come out of the country.
Since Drew Estate cigars debuted in the 1990’s
they have gone against the traditional view of cigars in the United States. With
the clever slogan “the rebirth of cigars” Drew Estate has taken the cigar world
by storm with its various blends and mixtures that use Nicaraguan long filler as
their base. Their cigars have appealed to long time cigar aficionados and the
next generation of cigar smokers alike.
The Perdomo Estate Selection Vintage 1991
debuted in 2005 and was one of the most highly anticipated cigars of the year.
What makes the cigars so unique is the rare vintage tobacco that goes into every
cigar off the line. After 15 years of additional aging, these mellow yet
flavorful tobaccos have the perfect balance and blend that tantalize the palate.