Excelsior Tobacco operates under one straight forward principle: The foundation of any great cigar is the tobacco used to create it. When the Olivas created Doña Lydia they spared no expense assembling a cigar from the very best stock of their formidable tobacco reserves.
The filler blend features rich Nicaragua tobaccos from the Oliva’s farm, La Joya (The Jewel) in Estelí. A splash of aromatic Olor tobacco from the Dominican Republic and earthy Corojo from Honduras. All are married together to lend a complex yet balanced smoke.
A grade of Connecticut Broadleaf usually reserved for wrapper is used for the binder to harmonize the blend and impart subtle sweetness.
The wrapper is grown on reserve acreage at the Oliva’s aptly named farm “La Lydia” in Ecuador. Aged and delicately fermented “Centro Ligero” priming Ecuador Sumatra renowned for its white pepper undertones and cacao dark chocolate bouquet swathes the Doña Lydia and represents the apex of the Oliva’s crowning expertise.