Buy Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro Cigar Online
Buy Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro Cigar Online is a great Cuban cigar pick for those looking for the perfect lunchtime smoke.
Sporting a Prominentes, measuring at a sizeable 194mm length and 49 ring gauge. Awarding you with over an hour of smoking pleasure. As with all Vegas Robaina Cigars, the tobacco leaves used were grown in the famous Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba.
It delivers a medium to full-bodied smoke – containing a robust, spicy and creamy aroma.
The Robaina family have been growing tobacco in the Vuelta Abajo region since 1845. Don Alejandro Robaina was born in 1919 in Havana itself, returning to the family farm to begin his work growing tobacco at the tender age of only 10 years old. He attested that he smoked his first cigar not long before this, beginning a long relationship with cigars which would last until his death at the age of 91. In 1950, already with 21 years of experience behind him, he took on the responsibilities of running the operation following the death of his father. His prowess as an agriculturalist, particularly in cultivating the finest wrapper leaves available, meant he was able to keep the independence of his farm after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. When most other growers were forced to join cooperative schemes, Don Alejandro was allowed to keep going on his own, allegedly due to him standing firm in front of Fidel himself. Such fortitude is the stuff of legend; the truth of his claims are lost to the sands of time.
Most of the biggest Cuban cigar brands, such as Cohiba and Hoyo de Monterrey, have used wrapper leaves from the Robaina plantation. In the 1990s Don Alejandro was named by the Cuban government as the greatest tobacco farmer in the country, and he was often asked to travel the world acting as an ambassador for the Cuban industry. In his later years those travels became less frequent, but a visit to his farm to meet the man himself was often a highlight of trips to the island for cigar industry veterans and VIPs. Eventually his grandson Hiroshi took over the reins on the farm, maintaining the standards today which were set by his grandfather almost 100 years ago.