​Casa de Garcia Nicaragua, a Tasty Everyday Cigar

​Casa de Garcia Nicaragua, a Tasty Everyday Cigar

Posted by Blazing Bill on 26th May 2022

Casa de Garcia Cigars

When was the last time you read a review on a bundle cigar? It’s true that bundle cigars don’t garner the same attention as do premium smokes; but they are very popular. There is a massive market for a decent everyday cigar. The obvious assumption when it comes to budget cigars is that they are flavorless short filler sticks.

For some, this is true. However, if you search keenly you will find many low-priced cigars with great consistency flavor-wise. Will they be exactly like premium smokes? No. But they will be a decent quick smoke that you can chuck whenever. Also, a great bundle cigar is painless to give away to as many of your greenhorn friends as possible. Today we’ll be reviewing one of the great budget smokes in the market; Casa de Garcia Nicaragua. But before we get there, let’s explore the Casa de Garcia line of cigars.

About Casa de Garcia Cigars

If you can't find a decent everyday smoke for under $2, you are just not looking hard enough. Casa de Garcia has a great array of cheap smokes for every palate. Feast your eyes on this list of Casa de Garcia budget smokes that you can get for under $2.Casa de Garcia cigars come in four different wrappers.

1) Connecticut Shade wrapper encasing a Connecticut binder and Dominican and Honduran fillers.

2) Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro is a decadent blend of Dominican and Honduran fillers in a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and wrapper.

3) Sumatra is an exceptional blend featuring Dominican and Honduran fillers, a Connecticut Broadleaf binder and a Sumatra wrapper.

4) Nicaragua is the fourth offing and our topic for today.

Casa de Garcia Nicaragua

Casa de Garcia Nicaragua is a palatable, well-blended cigar showcasing a dark brown Nicaraguan Habano 2000 wrapper. Even though this is a cheap cigar, the fillers are both aged and supranational. It carries Connecticut Broadleaf leaves, Colombian, and Nicaraguan tobacco for fillers. These are swaddled in a Nicaraguan Connecticut Broadleaf binder.

It’s amazing that Casa de Garcia cigars are rolled in the same facility as humidor mainstays including Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and St. Luis Rey among others. Casa de Garcia Nicaraguan is the perfect budget cigar for beginners. It’s medium to full bodied. Vitolas include Corona (44x5.5), Toro (50x5.5), Belicoso (52x6.125), Colossal (70x7), Robusto (50x4.75)Churchill (50x6.5), and Magnum (60x6).

Tasting Notes

Casa de Garcia Nicaragua Churchill

I went with a Robusto for this review. The truth is, Casa de Garcia is a rough cigar to gaze upon. It’s mottled and rough to the touch. It’s got veins and visible seams. But it’s not light like most budget cigars. There are no soft spots. The foot and shaft give off pleasant hay and aged tobacco aromas. Upon lighting, my Casa de Garcia Robusto opens with subtle wood, leather, and a little pepper at the back.

The pepper creeps up the retrohale and a little zing remains on the tip of my tongue. It’s worth mentioning that not all Casa de Garcia Nicaragua will have the same flavor profile. There will be variations in the pepper intensity among other differences. I think it's because they use leftover fillers from the premium smokes rolled in the same factory. More flavor notes include oak, espresso, raisin sweetness, and vintage leather. Even though there are no transitions, this cigar holds up in consistency, construction, and smoke output.

The burn line needs no touch ups whatsoever. However, it burns like a mixed filler smoke which translates to flaky ash so watch out. Amazingly, and probably its best selling point is the fact that all the way to the nub, this cigar never gets bitter. It maintains an aristocratic aged tobacco nuance that is wonderfully satisfying. I’ve had some Casa de Garcias that have been a straight up pepper bomb. It works if you’re a pepper person. If not you can just toss it and grab another.

Final Thoughts

If you’re a heavy smoker like yours truly, it makes sense to have a decent budget-friendly everyday smoke. A $5 cigar five or six times a day will leave a dent on your wallet. But a $2 or less cigar that hits the right spots works just as well except you’ll have $3 or $4 saved.

Which of the Casa de Garcias have you tried? Do you have a favorite Casa deGarcia? What was your experience? Share with us.