Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co., is located in Danli, Honduras. It started operating in 2012, the Factory was founded by Oscar Valladares, Hector Valladares, and Bayron Duarte, with experience in the tobacco industry; Oscar worked for more than 9 years with Rocky Patel and Bayron worked for more than 20 years for General Cigars and Oliva.
Oscar Valladares started in the cigar industry almost like a destiny turn, he worked for a travel agency taking Rocky Patel’s Groups to make tours to the Factory. In a short time, Rocky asked Oscar to be part of his team and for nine years he worked for him. During this time, Oscar met Bayron, who worked for General Cigars at that time and a long friendship began.
The latest offering from Oscar Valladares, The Maduro Robusto is Candela leaf-wrapped before being boxed which is something of a rarity within the cigar industry. Made at the Oscar Valladares factory in Honduras these are medium-strength cigars offering a pleasant experience. The wrapper is Mexican San Andres Maduro, the binder is from Honduras and the filler is a mixture of Honduras and Nicaraguan leaf.
The Maduro wrapper has a dark expresso look and oozes anticipation, the pre-light draw offers a myriad of flavours that spring to life on lighting up. Creamy notes with a little pepper and coffee. come through. The medium strength doesn’t build to anything unpleasant and as time passes the flavour becomes more aligned to expresso, oak, and hay.