Scott de la Peña of Hermosa Cigars has partnered with Don Wiggins and Mark Scott of Underground Cigars to create the company’s newest release, Tierra Santa, a cigar dedicated to honoring and celebrating the “holy land” that is Nicaragua.

The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro focusing on tobacco from Jalapa, with the majority of  tobacco grown on a farm called La Finca Suya that is a partner of Hermosa Cigars. de la Peña said that by percentage, the cigar uses 92% Jalapa-grown leaves, with the other 8% coming from Estelí. The wrapper is a corojo/criollo hybrid habano grown by Hermosa Cigars.

Hermosa Cigars Tierra Santa

Tierra Santa is being released in three sizes, a 5 x 50 robusto, 6 x 42 corona and 6 x 52 torpedo, with the first 3,000 cigars available exclusively at Underground Cigars in Fort Worth, Texas in honor of the store’s one year anniversary. The store will have them exclusively from Oct. 25 through Dec. 25, and at special pricing: $6.95 per cigar for the robusto and corona ($139 for a box of 20) and $7.95 for the torpedo ($159 per box).

After the first of the year, Tierra Santa will be available to all retailers at MSRP; $9 for the corona and robusto ($180 per box) and $10 for the torpedo ($200 per box).

The cigars are being made at Noel Rojas’ Tabacalera Aromas de Jalapa.


Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.