Earlier this month, we officially launched the Cigar Coop Video Channel
on You Tube. The intent of this video channel is to supplement the
content on this web-site. From time to time, we will include some of
the content on this web-site that we feel is relevant to the mission of
this web-site. The following video was filmed in Nicaragua and is part of an on-going series this month (June 2012) of a visit I took to Drew Estate in Nicaragua.
A lot of people will ask, how long should a cigar be aged in one’s humidor. At the same time, cigar manufacturers face a similar challenge with tobacco they acquire when making a cigar. In this video that was filmed at the Oliva pre-production facility in Esteli, Nicaragua, Drew Estate President Steve Saka gives his thoughts on the aging process – and when he feels eventually a “peak” is reached.
Related to pre-production, Saka also talks about difficult a job it is for a factory worker to inspect tobacco leaves for various nuances.