The Nicarao brand begins and ends with Didier Houvenaghel. After years of studying at the University of Hermanos Sainz de Pinar del Rio in Cuba, Didier jumped into the cigar business. Well, the publishing side of things, that is. Frustrated with the lack of information on cigars, Didier decided to write the book The Cigar: From Soil To Soul. It was during his travels while researching the book that he stumbled upon some Cubans in Nicaragua that wanted to start producing cigars. And that's how Nicarao was born.
Easily the crown jewel of the Nicarao portfolio, Nicarao Exclusivo will soothe even the most discerning enthusiast. This mouth-watering Nicaraguan puro is chock full of certified aged leaves with a minimum of 5 years on them and it even contain a little ligero with 9 years of age on them. So with the details ironed out, we can focus on the savory nature of this succulent blend. At first light, the cigar hits you hard with a strong spice that subsides quickly into a balanced, smooth blend with notes of espresso, licorice, and chocolate with a coffee-esque aroma.