Nicaragua

A country in Central America where fine cigars are made and premium cigar tobacco is grown (see photo). Nicaraguan cigar production is centered in Estelí, an agricultural town along the Pan American Highway situated north of the capital city of Managua. Estelí is also one of the three main tobacco-growing regions of Nicaragua. Tobacco from Estelí is prized for its strength. Tobacco from nearby Condega is more medium bodied, while tobacco grown in the northern area of Jalapa is subtle and prized for its ability to be used as wrapper. Nicaraguan cigars make excellent puros due to the wide variety of tobacco grown in the country.