Ligero is a type of tobacco leaf that is grown from the top of the tobacco plant. It is known for its dark color, rich flavor, and high nicotine content. Ligero leaves are thicker and stronger than other tobacco leaves, and they are typically harvested later in the growing season, after the other leaves have been picked.
Ligero tobacco is often used as a filler in premium cigars, where it adds strength and depth to the blend. Because of its strong flavor and high nicotine content, ligero is typically used in small quantities, and it is often blended with milder tobaccos to create a more balanced flavor profile.
Ligero tobacco is grown in several countries around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Ecuador. Each country's ligero tobacco has its own unique flavor profile, depending on the soil, climate, and growing conditions in that region.
While ligero tobacco is highly prized by cigar makers for its unique flavor and strength, it is also more expensive and difficult to work with than other types of tobacco. It requires more care and attention during the growing and curing process, and it is often used in small quantities to ensure that it does not overpower the other flavors in the cigar blend.