Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro Gran Toro is one of the most well-known cigars offered by the Blanco Cigar Company down in Clearwater, Florida. Though the corporate headquarters is based here in the U.S., each and every Blanco cigar is produced in the world-famous Plasencia factory in Nicaragua. If you aren’t familiar with Blanco Cigars, it may be interesting to note that the Blanco family is cousins to the Plasencia family, hence the close relationship and collaboration with the Nicaraguan cigar giants. The Liga Exclusiva de Familia lines are among the brand’s top sellers, and Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro is definitely a top choice for both Maduro lovers and fans of full-bodied cigars alike. The blend includes 100% whole-leaf long-fillers from Nicaragua, a Nicaraguan binder, and a chocolate brown Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro wrapper grown right here in the good ol’ USA. This blend, though bold and intensely flavorful, is quite mellow at the same time, making Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro one of the more forgiving Pennsylvania Broadleaf cigars available.
Dark chocolate-colored, veiny, and oozing with oils, the imposing Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro is simply a sight to behold. The addition of embossed and heavily decorated bands, cedar sleeves, and a green ribbon at the foot gives the cigar quite the majestic quality. Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro is expertly constructed, offering a soft draw which produces thick plumes of rich, blue smoke. Beginning with a peppery blast, Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro soon calms to a sweet, chocolaty array of flavor with earthy tobacco notes and sweet cedar and oak in the background. The spicy sweetness from the Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper tends to be the most straightforward flavor characteristic of the blend, tying everything else together beautifully. Expect a long, smooth finish on this full-bodied Maduro masterpiece. The 6 ¼” x 60 Gran Toro offers a lengthy and cool smoking experience.
Though Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro could definitely be enjoyed by a variety of cigar enthusiasts, it is most suitable for more experienced connoisseurs. The full body, the delicate complexities, and the intense sweetness from Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro make it a phenomenal cigar to pair with port wine or dark rum. Black coffee would make a solid companion to this cigar as well, perhaps enjoyed after breakfast or on a cool evening. Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro is similar in flavor qualities to sweet, full-bodied sticks such as Joya de Nicaragua Antano 1970 and La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero Maduro. The Blanco brand has been around since 1998 and continues to grow strong. If you have yet to try one of their fantastic cigars, why not start with a Blanco Liga Exclusiva de Familia Maduro Gran Toro? We guarantee you won’t regret it.