Top Corojo Cigars
Corojo tobacco is one of the most unique and legendary tobacco seeds in the industry. It was first grown in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, where it became the leading tobacco wrapper for Cuban cigars. Following the embargo, former Cuban farmers and blenders took Corojo seeds and grew them around Central and South America, mostly in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Known for its powerful and rich flavor, Corojo has become one of the most popular tobaccos for the modern-day blender. For this week’s top 5, we compiled a list of the Top 5 Corojo cigars, including this very limited sampler.
Camacho was one of the innovators of using Corojo tobacco in Honduras. First used by the Eiroa family, Camacho continues to be one of the leading and most highly rated producers of Corojo cigars. The Camacho Corojo Is the quintessential Corojo cigar. Notes of earth, spice, and leather combined for a fully loaded, complex cigar.
Don Pepin Garcia Blue
The Garcia is world-renowned for their highly-rated cigars, especially the My Father and Flor de Las Antilles lines. However, in the early 2000s, Pepin began his journey in the Nicaraguan cigar industry by releasing a simple yet elegant cigar bearing his name. The Don Pepin Blue uses a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper over aged Nicaraguan filler and binder tobaccos. This results in a rich and zesty smoke, with notes of leather, red pepper, and nuts.
Warped Maestro del Tiempo
This still reigns as one of my all-time favorite cigars from Warped. Kyle Gellis teamed up with Aganorsa to create a flavorful and incredibly smooth cigar with top-notch construction and a complex flavor profile. The cigar uses legendary Nicaraguan Corojo 99 tobaccos for both the wrapper and as part of the filler, resulting in an astounding amount of flavor. With notes of coffee, caramel, zest, and hazelnut, this cigar is truly a masterpiece.
Leaf by Oscar Corojo
Even with the new additions to the Leaf by Series, each one I have loved, by the way, the original Leaf by Oscar releases are still my go-to. While usually, I prefer the Maduro, the Leaf by Oscar Corojo is a work of art. Its construction is unparalleled while its use of Honduran Corojo tobaccos gives it a unique and intense flavor profile.
Aganorsa Guardian of the Farm NightWatch
The new Guardian of the Farm from Aganorsa is definitely the most unique entry on this list, as it uses a brand new variety of Corojo tobacco that I developed all on its own. The new Night Watch is wrapped with Nicaraguan Corojo Maduro tobacco grown in the famous Jalapa region of Nicaragua. This brand new and exclusive tobaccos offers a unique flavor combination, with notes of spice, dark chocolate, cinnamon and a dash of nuts as well.