The beginning of the 60s, marked the first major growth of the tobacco industry in Nicaragua, which prior to this, was mostly culturally centric. Once the Cuban embargo took place many émigrés fled to Nicaragua with seeds from their native land. With the introduction of Cuban seed tobaccos, new farming techniques, tobacco processing, and production knowledge the émigrés were an integral part in laying a solid foundation for a growing industry.
The last century of Nicaraguan history has had many issues of political unrest and civil turmoil that have slowed the growth of its tobacco industry. The country and its people have emerged from these struggles with a strong resound and eagerness to embrace the growing tobacco industry. Decades have been dedicated to the infrastructure of resilient seed genetics, quality farms, and trade education allowing Nicaraguan tobaccos to be considered and spotlighted in the market.
Now after years of consistent accolades and premium product, Nicaragua and its tobaccos sit at the top of the cigar world. The country is now being fully recognized for its undeniably rich, complex, and flavorful tobaccos along with its seasoned and skilled workforce. With a mineral charged volcanic soil and climate made for growing tobacco there are many regions that produce quality tobacco, the most prominent of which are located in northern Nicaragua. Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa are the largest tobacco producing regions and its tobaccos are found in many of the premium cigars on the market today.
A mass of companies have recognized this consumer demand and appreciation for the Nicaraguan tobaccos flavor profile and have quickly opened Nicaraguan operations. This new flood of interest and commerce has offered the country a great deal of benefits. From employment, export, and economic expansion to both non-profit and private humanitarian efforts. A great deal has been done to increase the quality of life in major cigar producing regions by both the cigar companies that call Nicaragua home and the consumers that enjoy its quality product, we are proud to participate and call this place home.