Cigar Safari: Jonathan Drew & Nick Melillo Talk Tobacco

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Cigar Safari: Jonathan Drew & Nick Melillo Talk Tobacco

In this part of the Cigar Safari tour, Jonathan Drew and Nick Melillo take us to a room full of pilones to discuss tobacco. Specifically the broadleaf and habano grown in the Connecticut River Valley region that’s destined for use in Liga Privada blends. Toward the end of the video, they show us the clear visual differences between leaf just off the boat vs. one, two and three year-aged tobacco.

But like the previous video, there’s more to it than that. Along the way this video touches on the history of Connecticut tobacco, the original five tobacco seed varieties (bet you can’t name them), differences between Pennsylvania and Connecticut broadleaf, and, of course, the reason why T52’s are so hard to find these days. (Hint: It isn’t because they’re withholding supply.)

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