A hidden gem.
Dona Lydia is a wolf in sheep's clothing if I've ever seen one. It looks a bit like a boom brand that somehow managed to survive the fallout. In reality that couldn't be further from the truth, because it's made by one of the biggest and best tobacco growers in the world, the Oliva family. No, not the Oliva family that you're thinking of. And before this gets confusing, let me explain. There are actually two Olivas in the cigar world of no relation to one another. The cigar makers you're quite familiar with, while the growers work behind the scenes raising the world's most sought after tobacco. Their tobaccos are bought and blended into today's hottest blends. And these top-notch tobaccos are utilized to craft their very own cigar titled: Dona Lydia.
Now that the fine print is out of the way, let's take a look at the cigar at hand. Carefully crafted in Nicaragua, Dona Lydia utilizes a hearty array of Cuban-seed long-fillers from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican, all hugged by a Connecticut Broadleaf binder. This rich ensemble is then topped off with a chestnut-brown Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. Burning slow and cool, Dona Lydia unleashes medium-bodied smoke and waves of flavor. Toast, coffee, leather and a slight sweetness enter the fray, as puff after puff provides to be as good as the last. Go ahead and give 'em a whirl, you'll be happy you did.