Corojo variety tobacco was originally grown in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba. Today, true Corojo is grown exclusively in the Jamastran valley of Honduras reared from the original Cuban seed.
Known as the “King of Wrappers”, Corojo was used exclusively to wrap Cuban cigars. With a heyday in the mid-20th century, growing continued post revolution across the 20th century. The last crop of Cuban grown Corojo was harvested in 1996.
Grown in a climate similar to Cuba in the beautiful hill valley of Jamastran in Honduras (see map tab), the resulting flavor of Corojo Oscuro tends to be spicy and robust with notes of leather, cocoa, black pepper, and cedar.
Corojo Oscuro wrapper tends to have an oily leaf surface and a distinctly reddish-brown color.
This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the flavors of one of the worlds most traditional cigar wrappers.