Corojo tobacco is one of the most unique and legendary tobacco seeds in the cigar industry. Perfected in the 1940’s by famed tobacco grower Diego Rodriguez, Corojo was the incredible result of taking the famed Criollo strain and crossing it with Indonesian Sumatra.
It was first grown in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, where it quickly became the leading tobacco for wrappers found in Cuban cigars. It’s zesty, spicy and nothing short of gorgeous to look at.
However, around the embargo time-period, it was time for Corojo’s stay in Cuba to come to an end. The new political regime established an economic environment that nationalized farms and brought forth economic sanctions, jeopardizing the quality and future of Corojo.
So, these Cuban farmers and blenders took Corojo seeds and started growing them throughout Central and South America, mostly in Honduras and Nicaragua.
Much of the Corojo tobacco grown today, however, comes from hybrid seeds engineered by geneticists to resist diseases like blue mold, which once plagued the crops.
You may not even realize it while you’re smoking, but Corojo wrappers can be found on a number of popular cigars today.
Explore some of Cigar World’s highest-rated and most talked about Corojo cigars!
Explore 5 of Cigar World’s top-rated Corojo cigars
Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art
Box-pressed, full-bodied, and featuring an excellent draw, Prensado Lost Art is a Honduran Corojo wrapped cigar that delivers rich notes of espresso, leather, hickory, and pepper. It’s truly an indulgent cigar for any smoker.
As you’d expect from Camacho, Corojo is a complex, full-bodied cigar adorning a specially selected 5th priming Honduran Corojo wrapper. With each puff, enjoy notes of wood, cedar, walnuts and leather.
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo
Naturally robust but impressively smooth, Antano Dark Corojo is a full-bodied cigar that’s crafted with a strikingly-dark Nicaraguan Corojo Oscuro wrapper. It’s different, but nonetheless excellent, with each puff exuding rich notes of earth, cedar, and a slightly sweet finish.
La Vieja Habana Corojo
Draped in a pristine Corojo wrapper, La Vieja Habana Corojo is a flat-out exceptional value. Surprisingly, it’s constructed of choice tobacco leftover from Drew Estate’s premium cigars. It’s medium bodied, smooth, and a perfect contrast between earthy and spicy.
My Father La Antiguedad
Medium to full-bodied, La Antiguedad is a box-pressed cigar featuring a spellbinding combination of Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo tobaccos. It’s a hearty cigar full of notes of chocolate, coffee, earth, and leather.
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