Cigar Aficionado

Pelo d’Oro

This colorfully named tobacco (translated from the Spanish, it means “hair of gold”) is not terribly common in the cigar industry. The Cuban seed is from old-time Cuba, and while it’s prized for flavor it is not hardy in the face of disease, so it can be difficult to grow. Some modern-day cigarmakers grow it in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica.