La Rosa de Sandiego
La Rosa de Sandiego is a new line of cigars that made its debut at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show. The line is produced by American Caribbean Cigars. American Caribbean Cigars is best known for producing cigars for brands such as Gurkha, Torano and Leccia Tobacco. However with La Rosa de Sandiego, this is American Caribbean Cigars very own cigar brand. The initial line consists of three distinct blends – La Rosa de Sandiego Maduro, La Rosa de Sandiego Habano, and La Rosa de Sandiego Connecticut. In this assessment, I take a look at the Connecticut blend in the Toro Gordo size. Overall I have found this to be a classic Connecticut Shade cigar – and one that delivered quite an impressive smoking experience.
La Rosa de Sandiego derives its name from an area in Cuba called San Diego de Los Banos. This area is located on the western border of the well-known province of Pinar del Rio. The region is famous for its sulfur hot springs, but it also contains soil ideal for tobacco. It was in 1883 when cigar factories began to emerge in the region. It is said that American Caribbean Cigars’ President Damian Tapanes’ paternal lineage is “woven deep in the tradition of cigar making in San Diego de Los Banos.” Now in Esteli, Nicaragua, Tapanes set out with the La Rosa de Sandiego line to create a cigar steeped in Cuban Tradition.