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Best Nicaraguan Cigars

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Not too long ago, the Nicaraguan cigar was the third most consumed cigar, behind the Dominican Republic and Honduras.

Recently, it overtook Honduras to become the second most popular premium cigar; this popularity is partly due to the rich soil very similar to Cuba’s in terms of texture and chemical composite.

10 Best Nicaraguan Cigars 

Plasencia Alma Fuerte

This cigar brand is a Handmade Nicaraguan premium blend by the critically acclaimed Plascencia family.

It is composed of only Nicaraguan tobacco and beautifully represents the native soil by providing a mixed flavor of pepper, and nuts blending into a sweeter flavor of cinnamon and dark chocolate. 

With a smooth smoke, this robusto is wrapped in habano leaf and won’t disappoint!

2. Oliva Serie V Melanio

Handmade by Oliva Cigars, the Serie V Melanio will not disappoint. It comprises Mexican wrapper of San Andreas origin and Nicaraguan tobacco.

It has a burn time of 60 minutes and produces an elegant flavor that is well balanced and harmonious.

3. El Gueguense – The Wise man Maduro

The El Gueguense Wise Man Maduro is one for the collection. Comprising of a San Andres Maduro wrapper you can expect hints of sweet, creamy spices alongside cocoa and coffee. 

This combination results in a harmonic bouquet of bold flavor and has a burn time of roughly 95minutes.

4. Oliva Melanio Nub

This is another handmade stogie, Oliva Cigars that produces a richly flavored brand and produces a flavorsome experience. It contains pure Nicaraguan tobacco, an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrap, and a Nicaraguan binder.

It has a burn time of 50minutes.

5. C Newman Brick House Double Connecticut

This handmade brand features a dual Connecticut blend; that is, the mild tobacco is used for both the binder and wrapper, resulting in a creamy and succulent experience with rich aromatic complexity.

It has a burn time of 70minutes. Check out detailed review of the Brick House brand here.

6. Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown

The Perdomo Sun Grown Cigar offers a vibrant bouquet of spices, composed of gourmand oud and coffee notes. This brand is known for prolonged tobacco aging and maturing leaves in whisky barrels giving it exceptional caramelized flavors. It has a burn time of 95minutes.

7. Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9

The Ligada Privada is handmade, featuring a mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan Cuban seed filler, a Brazilian binder, and a Connecticut broadleaf wrap; this results in a buttery textured flavor. It has a burn time of 90minutes.

8. My Father Le Bijou 1922

The Le Bijou is handmade and features a mix of Cuban seed and Nicaraguan tobacco, a Nicaraguan Oscuro-Oscuro wrap, and a Nicaraguan binder.

It has a burn time of 100 minutes and a mix of lavish oils and bold flavors 

9. Encore by E.P Carrillo Majestic

The Encore Majestic is handmade and produced in the Dominican Republic, featuring a mix of Estelí, Condega, and Jalap tobacco, both its binder and wrap are Nicaraguan. And is sometimes regarded as a foreign cigar 

10. La Aroma De Cuba Edicion Especial

The La Aroma De Cuba features a combined taste of smoked almond, leather, cedars, and cocoa, displaying many Nicaraguan spices. It has an Ecuadorian wrap and a Nicaraguan tobacco mix with Cuban seed fill.

Bottom Line

In general, Nicaragua is known for its beautiful sites in the form of lakes and volcanoes. The presence of these volcanoes has contributed immensely to the rich minerals found in Nicaraguan soils which are then enjoyed through their cigars. Aside from the beautiful sites, Nicaragua is known for its culture.

Traditionally, Nicaragua has a reputation as a country that produces one of the most robust cigars. This is due to the rich minerals present in the soil contributing to the flavor of the cigars.

Indeed, based on the simple and old rule of thumb, the best mild cigars came from the Dominican Republic, while the strongest Cigars were made in the Nicaraguan Republic.

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Best Nicaraguan Cigars

Check out our ratings of the top 10 best Nicaraguan cigars.

The Plascencia Alma Fuente
Olivia Serie V Melanio
Foundation Cigars
Nub Sumatra
C Newman Brick House Double Connecticut
Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown
Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9
My Father Le Bijou 1922
E.P Carrillo Encore Majestic
La Aroma De Cuba Edicion Especial
Cigar cutter Prestige Royal
Dan Stevenson
Dan Stevenson

I have been smoking cigars for 30 years and counting, I started at 18 years old with mild Cubans and worked my way up to medium and now bold. I own 4 humidors, that I try to keep stocked at all times.

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