Years ago, the amount of manufactures producing cigars in Nicaragua could be counted on one hand. Now you’d be hard pressed to count them on all your fingers and toes. The reason? Nicaragua has quickly become known for producing some of the best tobaccos in the world. The nutrient rich volcanic soil, paired with the ideal weather conditions, has created lighting in a bottle. And naturally, everyone wants in on the action. Rivaling the quality and characteristics of Cuban tobacco, Nicaraguan cigars have made huge waves in the industry. The list of brands produced here reads like an all-star team lineup. Brands like Rocky Patel, Perdomo, Drew Estate, Joya de Nicaragua, AJ Fernandez, Padron, Oliva, Don Pepin Garcia, and CAO, just to name a few. Don’t get caught up in all the hype of cigars from the ‘forbidden’ island. Nicaragua is the new king.