The new smoke is said to be “more intense” than its predecessor and uses only Nicaraguan tobacco grown by Aganorsa. The blend is made of a Corojo binder from Jalapa along with a filler mix of Corojo and Criollo tobaccos grown in Estelí and Jalapa. These components are covered by a dark, Corojo maduro wrapper that was grown under shade tents in Jalapa. According to Aganorsa, the wrapper is a proprietary tobacco.
Nightwatch comes in 25-count boxes in four sizes: Rambo, 4 1/2 inches by 48 ring gauge; JJ, 5 1/2 by 50; Campeon, 6 by 52; and Orpheus, 6 by 44. The JJ size is box pressed, while Campeon is finished in a 109 style, belicoso campana head also known as a bell-head or drop head, meaning it’s more rounded and less tapered at the top than traditional pirámides. The cigars retail between $8.50 to $9.95.
The cigars are made at the Aganorsa Leaf factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, and are shipping nationwide.
Whereas the original Guardian of the Farm was a collaboration between Kyle Gellis of Warped Cigars and Max Fernández of Aganorsa Leaf, Nightwatch is a solo project, created by Fernandez.