Size: 5 x 50 ( robusto )
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: ~ $7.00 each
Behind The Stick:
In the never ending expansion of new cigar manufacturers and names – the Sosa name is brought to us by Antillian Cigars who also produces the Macabi and IMperio Cubano lines. The Sosa line is produced in the Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia in the Dominican Republic and have been reported to be using the ‘finest blends of tobacco from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua using Connecticut, Connecticut Broadleaf, Habano Corojo and African Cameroon tobacco’ while the Underground itself is produced in their Miami location. The Sosa cigar factory in Little Havana, Fl is overseen by Arby Sosa – the Sosa’s Sale Manager – who had contracted Jay Barranco ( a famous Miami tattoo artist ) to create the Underground logo.
If you are not familiar with the Sosa story, a quick recap – like many cigar families that started in Cuba, the Sosa name started with Don Juan Sosa who was a small tobacco grower in the Taguasco region of Cuba at the turn of the century. By the 1920′s, the farm had gained popularity and became one of the largest tobacco producing haciendas on the island. Don Juan’s son Arturo and grandson Juan created cigars for sale in Cuba and around the world – but due to political issues the family left the island in 1962. The grandson Juan Sosa began his hunt for soil and climate conditions compariable to his native Cuba and found it in the Santiago region of the Dominican where their family is now located.
Enough of the back story – how the hell does this cigar perform!?
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