This kind of cigars is well appreciated in the Mediterranean coast of Spain but still unknown abroad. The history tells that the plantation of tobacco, as well as the manufacturing process of this cigar was brought by the Spanish colones into the mainland, then, the local women did the rest. Until nowadays, the manufacture and distribution of the cigars was made completely under the counter, and the women were the only cigar makers and distributors of them so that, they could bring some extra income to the households.
One of the most particular features is the irregular shape of them. Unlike other cigars, the Caliqueno has a rough surface and all the nerves of the leaves are seen, but putting aside the first impression, the taste is excellent. Another characteristic is that they’re sold completely dried, so the don’t need any humidors.
Has any of you tried it?