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Spotlight Brand: Bahia Maduro

Bahia Maduro

The best-selling Bahia line.

The rich taste of this full-bodied Bahia, originally introduced to the market in late 1997, stems from its Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, one of the finest ever used and fermented to perfection, creating a complex experience that has been enjoyed by aficionados for more than a decade.

During the cigar boom of the 1990s, Bahia was one of the hottest brands on the market. Their initial releases consisted of Bahia, Bahia Gold and this blend, Bahia Maduro, all of which were well-rated by industry publications. Today, they are still available at a handful of venues, and we are proud to be one of the few retailers still offering these old Bahia favorites.

Bahia Maduro will surprise you right from the start. It utilizes premium Nicaraguan tobaccos in conjunction with a tasty 3-year-aged Habano binder. All Cuban-seed tobaccos, you'll notice enjoyable toasty flavors of cedar and earth, mixed with a hint of pepper and a ton of sweet nuances on the finish. Incredibly rich, this blend perfectly complements your favorite Pilsner, and is enjoyable any time of day.

Q & A: Different Types of Habano?

Q.
What are Habano wrappers? Are they the same as Criollo or Corojo leaves?

8/02/10 | by CH of Natchez, MS

A.
Yes. To put it simply, Criollo and Corojo leaves are specific wrapper types found under the Habano category. Habano is a general term to describe tobaccos grown from Cuban seeds. These tobaccos are not necessilary Cuban, but are Cuban seeds that were taken and grown in other countries such as Nicaragua and Honduras. Under the Habano flag, there are different seed types that were engineered for specific reasons: some where engineered to resist certain types of molds and diseases while others were engineered to produce big, thick leaves. The differnet types of wrapper grown from these seeds are known as Criollo, Corojo, and H-2000, to name a few. However, they all fall under the Habano wrapper category. 

by Sean G

Review: My Father Le Bijou 1922

Dave My Father Le Bijou
Petit Robusto (4.5"x50) What a flavor bomb! If you're searching for that hearty, full-bodied maduro that gives off a rich character with little sweetness, then pick up this size. The short and stout 4.5"x50 frame allows for an effortless draw that exudes tons of thick smoke with many competing complexities that swirl around your palate. Many peppery, spicy flavors are present from head to foot while the finish is rich and full. A great, well blended cigar.

Churchill (7.0"x50) Perfect for those looking for that spicy Pepin flavor and expect at least 90 minutes of enjoyment. The size burns long and stead but slowly picks up in strength, providing a light, medium body up front before transitioning into a heavier character. The finish is very long with very little to offer in terms of sweetness.

Toro (6.0"x52) If you prefer a maduro with more sweetness than pepper or spice, then go with the Toro size in this line. Although you'll get the same hearty aftertaste found in the other sizes, the Toro leaves sweeter nuances on your palate and finish. The blend varies in complexity from head to foot with an emphasis on richness rather than spice. Enjoyable.