The Cigar industry has been controlled by the Cuban government since the country became nationalised in 1960. Cuban cigar rollers known as "torcedores" are the most skilled cigar rollers in the world, this has been claimed by cigar experts. Torcedores are highly respected in Cuban society and they travel the world displaying their art of hand rolling cigars. Cuba produces both handmade and machine made cigars. Cigars are one of the country's leading exports. We stock a wide range of Cuban Cigars including; Bolivar, Montecristo, Romeo & Julieta, Punch, Partagas, Cohiba, Hoyo De Monterrey, Trinidad, Vegueros and H Upmann, available in singles or Boxed quantities.
The Honduras Tobacco Industry advanced after the Cuban Revolution in the 60's. During this period the Cuban tobacco experts made Honduras their new home and bought with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the tobacco industry. Honduras soil and climate is an ideal growing environment for tobacco plants. Cigars made here are of outstanding quality with a distinctive taste and aroma which makes these cigars a very popular choice. Honduran Cigars tend to be stronger than Dominican or Nicaraguan Cigars as they are typically heavy, full bodied smokes. However there are also a wide range of milder Honduran cigars available. We stock a selection of Honduran cigars including La Invicta, Alec Bradley, J Cortes and Camacho.
The Dominican Republic is the world's largest producer of Cigars. The main area of production is the central islands Cibao Valley and Santiago due to their ideal environments for tobacco growing. There are over 600,000 acres of tobacco plant fields that produce very distinctive cigars that boast impeccable quality and taste. Dominican Cigars are generally a lot milder than Cuban Cigars. There are a broad range of full flavoured brands with tasteful and complex blends. Choose from our selection of Principes, Cusano, Leon Jimanes, La Aurora and La Flor Dominicana.
The Nicaraguan Cigar industry is very similar to the Honduran industry as it also gained its cigar tobacco industry after the Cuban revolution when numerous cigar experts fled Cuba and ended up in Nicaraguan. Nicaraguan was initially famous for its cigarette tobacco before the cigar industry developed. The majority of cigars are produced in the Esteli, a city in the north west of Nicaragua. This area is extremely fertile with a rich black soil. Nicaraguan tobacco is typically dark and full bodied. We stock a range of Nicaraguan Cigars to suit individual tastes including; Chinchalero, Charatan, Drew Estate, Conquistador and Oliva Serie O to name a few.
Launched in 2009, Tor Imports were the first international distributors to introduce NUB outside the USA and they were an instant success and remain so today. Many makers have tried to copy, but they cannot match the quality, consistency and sheer quantity of tobacco packed into each and every NUB. Such is the compactness of the tobacco, it is not uncommon for cigar smokers to try and smoke the entire cigar without any ash falling off - this is called the NUB Challenge. The idea for the NUB came from the theory that a cigar finds its “sweet spot” at the 3 ½- 4 inch point. All NUB cigars must exist within this window, and none is longer than 4 inches. Further adding to this complex theory, the ring gauges range from 56 - 66. The result is a range of cigars that have the same amount of tobacco as any Churchill or even a Presidente. Available in four blends with different wrappers; Cameroon, Connecticut, Maduro and Sungrown