Beware of the Chupacabra! Like its folkloristic namesake, Chupacabra by Esteban Carreras will, “Leave with your heart… but you will never feel the bite.” Thankfully, for this lineup of boutique, Nicaraguan puro cigars (offered in both Natural and Maduro), the “bite” refers to the cigar’s heavy-hitting body — which is delivered stealthily through a smooth and flavorful smoking experience.
Esteban Carreras has been carefully crafting fan-favorite blends out of their own Tabacaleras Carreras factory in Estelí, Nicaragua for some time now, with their Chupacabra lineup leading the pack. This blend debuted in 2012 and quickly attracted a cult following due to its clever theme and flavorful character. This involves a pigtail cap and “claw” foot (aka shaggy foot) to embody the beast itself. But while the concept is enough to hook the onlooker, it’s the rich smoking experience that keeps smokers coming back! Through a medium-full body and absolutely perfect draw, flavors of medium-roast coffee, cocoa, cedar, and a kick of black pepper will keep you distracted… while a sneak-attack of strength makes for a thrilling finale!
This Nicaraguan puro blend is available in a Habano natural shade or Habano oscuro (maduro) shade wrapper. Both showcase a similar experience, with the maduro leaning more towards chocolate flavors, while the natural favors cedar and spices.