Honduras

Another tobacco country is Honduras, neighboring Nicaragua, where tobacco cultivation was promoted by the state after the embargo on Cuba. Unfortunately, its inadequate infrastructure, while limiting the effect of this incentive, nevertheless initially made it more advantageous over neighboring Nicaragua.

Danli in the El Paraiso region has been the cigar capital of the country where tobacco has been produced and consumed ever since it was a Spanish colony. Apart from Danli, the main places where cigar tobacco is grown are the Jamastran and Talanga Valley regions. Since the Talanga region is quite windy, the crops here are covered with tents to block the wind.

This country tobacco has a characteristic between Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan tobaccos in terms of hardness and flavor. It has a slightly earthy but also spicy flavor. The origin of the grown tobacco is mostly Cuban criollo and corojo. In addition, high quality Connecticut Shade wrap leaves are also grown and sometimes even called Honduran Shade.

The Eiroa Family, one of the main producers, still grows Corojo tobacco from the original Cuban Corojo seed, used in the Camacho brand cigars. This pure species, which is very susceptible to disease, is still grown here in Honduras, although it is no longer used in Cuba, as it allows a healthier and more efficient breeding than in Cuba.

Quality, aromatic and hard tobaccos are grown comfortably in the country, both in the shade (for wrapping leaves) and under the sun (for filling and binding leaves). Unfortunately, the country's infrastructural deficiencies seem to have somewhat blocked Honduras, while it may have been in different places until now.

Still, it's a type of tobacco that I can recommend.

Enjoyable smoking ...