Mexico

The San Andres Valley is world-famous for a sun-grown variant of Sumatra-seed tobacco (Tasting notes include cinnamon, earth, floral notes, and a slightly sweet aftertaste). Mexican leaves are used widely as binder and filler in cigars. This tobacco-type also serves widely as a maduro wrapper because it can stand up to the cooking and sweating process that creates the darker leaf colors. Cigars manufactured in Mexico are usually made with 100-percent local tobacco. These leaves are used several different cigar manufacturers. AFR-75, Kristoff, Rocky Patel, to Alec Bradley.