Artisan cigars are made exclusively for Famous Smoke Shop by the Plasencia family, one of the biggest suppliers of high-quality tobaccos in the cigar business. Their experience dates back five generations to their roots in Pinar del Rio, Cuba where they worked on the famed "El Corojo" farm, the tobacco source for most of the world's best Cuban cigars. After the Revolution of 1959, the Castro regime nationalized the farmlands, forcing the Plasencias and many other tobacco growing families to flee, taking their seeds, skills, and expert knowledge with them to countries like Honduras and Nicaragua. Today, under the direction of Nestor Plasencia and his son, Nestor Andrés, they've become legendary.
Artisan cigars may represent a mere fraction of the millions of cigars made by Plasencia, yet, despite their incredibly low price, they come with the same fine craftsmanship Plasencia applies to all of their cigars. Presented in two selections, Artisan Honduran and Artisan Nicaraguan, cigar enthusiasts can now enjoy a well-made, rich-tasting smoke that's affordable enough to smoke daily. So, if you're a bargain hunter, you just may have found the ideal cigar.
Artisan Honduran cigars feature a natural Nicaraguan Habano wrapper that surrounds a well-balanced blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Mexican long-filler tobaccos. You can expect a rich-tasting, medium-bodied smoke with a well-balanced and complex character usually found in much more expensive cigars. In addition to the inherent earthiness found in Nicaraguan tobacco, depending on your palate, you may also discover flavors of oak, sweet spice, and some toasty-nutty flavors.
Artisan Nicaraguan cigars are puros, or cigars all made with tobaccos from the same country. For this blend, Plasencia uses choice Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos neatly rolled in a Nicaraguan Habano natural wrapper. Also medium-bodied, this well-balanced cigar offers rich Nicaraguan earth and spice flavors laced with notes of wood, some subtle sweetness, and a pinch of peppery spice.
When it comes to REAL value, these Artisan cigars are a wallet-friendly best bet. Try some today and taste for yourself. You may find yourself reordering them more often than you thought.