The Geographical Difference In Cigar Wrappers & Fillers

A true cigar aficionado knows every cigar is created uniquely different. There is a wide diversity of creations possible with different types of wrappers, binders, and fillers. Even concerning geographic location, it springs a difference. The geographical difference in cigar wrapper and fillers gives cigar lovers an abundance of options to explore.

Many factors make a cigar different from every country. In case you forget, tobacco is a plant, plants live and thrive in soil, ingesting the unique chemical makeup of the soil in which they are grown. The ground’s acidity, alkalinity, and other factors all connect to derive the taste, flavors, and consistency of a tobacco leaf. Of course, there are also other factors that affect the cigars taste. Let’s travel around the world where tobaccos are famously grown and know the differences of its local cigars.

United States: The US produces two primary tobacco leaves; Connecticut shade and Connecticut broadleaf. The Connecticut shade is yellow to a brownish-yellow leaf that is very pliable and produces a mild-medium bodied smoke. The Connecticut Broadleaf, on the other hand, is darker, almost black leaf which is much fuller than the Connecticut shade

Cuba: Cuban tobacco is recognized as the best in the world. Cuba’s best tobacco-growing region is Vuelta Abajo, part of the Pinar del Rio region in western Cuba. Most factories of fine hand-rolled cigars are located in or near Havana. In general, Cuban tobacco is robust and full-bodied, with spicy and aromatic flavors. ​

Dominican Republic: Most Dominican tobacco is derived from Cuban-seed varieties. They are not as strong or bold as Cuban tobacco, but it’s moderately full-flavored and gives unusually complex blends.

Ecuador: Ecuador produces quantities of high-quality tobacco. Their tobaccos are usually milder and less robust in strength and flavor.

Honduras/Nicaragua: These Central American countries yield high-quality Cuban-seed and Connecticut-seed tobaccos, with a shade-grown wrapper. Both countries produce a flavorful smoke with robust, spicy flavors and delicious aromas.

Mexico: Mexican tobacco is a variant of Sumatra-seed tobacco which is widely used as a binder and filler in cigars. Also, it serves largely as a Maduro wrapper. Mexico’s cigars are naturally made with 100-percent local grown tobacco.

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