A true Nicaraguan treasure: Global Premium Cigars, creators of the 1502 cigar line. The 1502 Ruby, Emerald, and Black Gold provide a variety of Nicaraguan nuances for everyone to enjoy.
According to their website, 1502 gets it's name from the year Christopher Columbus discovered Nicaragua and they state:
"When Christopher Columbus discovered Nicaragua in 1502, he not only discovered a paradise land where natives with their rich cultures lived, he also discovered a new world full of riches. Riches such as gold, silver and many precious stones. But most importantly was the discovery of new and exquisite flavors, which undoubtedly conquered the same conquerors.
Before the conquest of America, commerce was done thru "el trueque" the exchange of products. This was done to such an extent that in Nicaragua our first official currency was the cocoa bean. Nevertheless, it is also common knowledge that tobacco was used as a means of exchange at a higher value, since this precious product was used in exclusive ceremonies. This exquisite product created an unimaginable demand in the old world, becoming one of the most valuable treasures of our continent.
It is here where Global Premium Cigars, has been able to unite "el Doblón Español" (the Spanish Doubloon) which was the official currency of the Castilla and Aragon Kingdom, with the most valuable currency of the heart of the new world, tobacco. It was with the Spanish Doubloon that tobacco was bought and traded between both worlds, and today we have the pleasure of introducing it to you as it was discovered in a sunk ship and forgotten by time, and now it is out in the open to marvel us with its most valuable treasure: Emerald, Ruby, and Black Gold. A treasure that is Proudly Nicaraguan."
Here is a review of one of my favorites in their line, the Ruby lancero.