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The Yagua story is one of Cuba from the 1940s. The cigar was inspired by a story J.C. Newman PENSA's General Manager, Lazaro Lopez, shared with Drew Newman (Fourth Generation Owner, J.C. Newman Cigar Company) over dinner in Esteli, Nicaragua.
“At JC Newman's family farm, their grandfather would take fresh tobacco leaves from the curing barns and roll cigars without any molds or presses. In an attempt to give his cigars a traditional shape, he would tie a handful of them together using pieces of the Cuban royal palm tree, known as the yagua. When he was ready to enjoy his personal cigars, he untied the bundle. He loved how every cigar had its own unique shape. The Newman's still remember the rich aroma and taste of their grandfather’s cigars. Today, they’ve recreated Yagua, rolling them exactly how their grandfather did a century ago.”