Hi, and welcome to another episode of Monday's with Mardo's. I'm Gerard, and this week we're going to continue our series on Cigar Brands You Have to Try. But we're going to talk about Nicaraguan cigars this week. But before we get going, I need you to click on that subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week of new episodes on Monday's with Mardo's.
All right so, as we mentioned last week on our Brands to Try from the Dominican Republic, the list was by no means a rating system, it's just something we put together. Same thing this week. The list that I put together of Nicaraguan cigars is by no means a rating.
Cigar Number 1
So, without further ado, I'm going to go right into cigar number one. This is from Dapper Cigars. This is called Siempre. I believe Siempre means "always" in Spanish. They also have many other cigars on their portfolio. They have the El Borracho, which is very popular. They have it in a Sun Grown and a Maduro. They have the Cubo Claro and the Connecticut. But the Siempre is the first cigar that I tried out of their portfolio and it was a Corona size. This one right here is the Toro. It's made in Nicaragua, I highly recommend it, lots of spice, pepper, very well-made, delicious cigar. And they come in boxes of 10. So, look for Dapper and this is called Siempre from Nicaragua.
Cigar Number 2
All right, Noel Rojas. Second on the list. This is called the Bluebonnet, which is the state flower of Texas and he does have a small operation in Texas out of Richardson. But the majority of the production of his cigars is in Nicaragua and he gets Select tobacco, which is North of Estelí known as Somoto. And actually he's working on a Broadleaf to use as a wrapper from the Somoto tobacco. So look for Noel Rojas on mardocigars.com, very good stuff.
Cigar Number 3
I came down to number three on the list. By RoMa Craft is Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion. The reason why I put an emphasis on that is because the Intemperance has offered in three different shades of wrapper. You got the Ecuadorian Connecticut, you have the Brazilian Arapiraca and the Whiskey Rebellion is a Habano wrapper. This is a very stout cigar, but not too strong, comes in variety of sizes, made all in Nicaragua under Nica Sueño Factory which is owned by RoMa Craft in Estelí. So, look for it, Intemperance Whiskey Rebellion made out of Nicaragua.
Cigar Number 4
Number four on the list. My Father Cigars, as we all know, they are big players in the industry. These guys are a household brand name. They are the ones who make the Tatuaje cigar for Pete Johnson. This is La Promesa from My Father. It was introduced not too long ago. Maybe about a year I would say, a year, a year and a half ago when we went to a trade show we were introduced to La Promesa and that's why I choose one of these. These guys that are the epitome of Nicaraguan cigars, straight out of Estelí. My Father La Promesa, look for it, we have it on mardocigars.com. Phenomenal cigar, very budget friendly as well at the same time.
Cigar Number 5
And last but not least is Guardian of the Farm. This is made by Aganorsa Leaf and the reason why I mention them, Aganorsa Leaf makes cigars for a lot of different brands and I think they do a fantastic job out of Nicaragua. It's one of my favorites.
So before I get going, I want to know what your guys' opinion is in our comments. Let me know what's your favorite Nicaraguan cigar. Other than that, my name is Gerard. You need to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook and remember to tell your friends to subscribe to our YouTube channel and I'll see you next week.