The Nica Rustica cigar brand was created as a tribute to Estelí, its people, and the amazing leaf that grows there, all of which Jonathan Drew of Drew Estate has described with the phrase con orgullo (“with pride”). Meaning “witch doctor,” or to Estelí’s locals, “the shaman”.Rustic-looking as the brand name implies, and featuring a short, curly pigtail and covered foot, is not a pretty cigar…and isn’t supposed to be. It’s Connecticut broadleaf wrapper is a rusty brown color with visible veins and a somewhat rough and toothy texture. But don’t let its appearance fool you; under that unassuming wrapper is the perfect everyday/anytime cigar, and what it lacks in beauty, it makes up for in flavor. Medium to full in body and flawlessly constructed for a perfect burn and easy draw, Nica Rustica produces volumes of thick, rich smoke, solid white ash, and a long, luxurious finish.