Honduras/Nicaragua

These Central American countries produce high-quality Cuban-seed and Connecticut-seed tobaccos, including shade-grown wrapper (Shade-grown refers to the process of being grown under giant sheets of cheesecloth, which keeps the leaves from being exposed to too much sunlight; this ensures that they have a milder flavor. Depending on how long they are aged, their tasting notes can include grass, cream, butter, black or white pepper, coffee, cedar, and many others). Both countries produce a full-bodied tobacco with strong, spicy flavors and heady aromas. Popular cigar manufacturers from Honduras are Punch, Room 101, and Rocky Patel. Popular Nicaraguan cigar manufacturers are La, Aroma de Cuba, Drew Estate, Padron, My Father Cigars, CAO, and AJ Fernandez.