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Videos from Cigar Safari in Nicaragua (Part 2)

31 May 2012

Today we are sharing the second and third installments in our series of videos from our recent trip to Estelí, Nicaragua, with Drew Estate’s Cigar Safari.

In the first video, Mario Perez of Joya de Nicaragua shows us how seco, ligero, and viso filler tobaccos are bunched together in a binder leaf. This is, according to Perez, one of those “very special moments” in the creation of a cigar. We also see how a criollo Nicaraguan wrapper is applied to a cigar and why it is important to stretch the leaf during this process. Finally, Perez gives us a tour of the Joya’s aging room and shipping preparation room.

Wrapping up our Joya de Nicaragua coverage, this video shows the blending seminar we attended, which was hosted by Mario Perez and José Blanco. Of note are the haphazardly rolled “cigars” Patrick A and Patrick S bunched together to taste their respective blends. Let’s just say we’re thankful we didn’t actually have to roll the blends ourselves.

We’ll resume the video coverage of our Nicaraguan adventure on Monday. Meanwhile, you can check out our previously published coverage of the trip here and here.

The Stogie Guys

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4 Responses to “Videos from Cigar Safari in Nicaragua (Part 2)”

  1. Phillip Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Really nice work, guys. Can't wait to hear how your own individual blends work out. I certainly hope they look better than the mock ones you rolled to test them. 🙂

  2. Swede214 Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Good job guy's, enjoyed the videos, can't wait for the next one.

  3. Jonathan Drew Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    The test blends ……. always a surprise.


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