The tobacco farm named Yargüera is nestled between two mountains in Honduras. Yargüera is a new hybrid tobacco seed and will be leading the next wave of Honduran tobaccos and cigars for years to come. In the 1960’s, the Arias Family traveled to Cuba in search of a special tobacco seed. Brought back to their homeland, Honduras, the Arias family cultivated the sweet-tasting and aromatic tobacco for decades, though it was a delicate and challenging crop. To regenerate the seed, agronomists from the Grupo de Maestros began a project to combine its flavors and aromas with the heartier and more robust Criollo’98 seed. After years of effort, they created a tobacco that contained the best qualities of each. At the end of 2013, the new seed was planted at the Yargüera farm.
Yargüera tobacco, exclusive to Altadis U.S.A. wanted to trace the Yargüera seed’s heritage to a brand of the same high caliber in Altadis U.S.A.’s family. Priced between $8.50 and $9.25, this cigar has a special aroma and sweet flavor of the Yargüera’13 Tapado Shade wrapper, Criollo’98 binder and sun-grown Yargüera’13 and Criollo’98 fillers. The cigar was initially available in three sizes: Torbusto 56 x 5 1/2” $9.25, Toro 54 x 6” $8.75, Robusto 52 x 5” $8.50. At IPCPR 2016, Altadis USA released a new size, a 6.5″ x 42 lonsdale.