5 Vegas Big Five
Originally created by the late cigar industry legend Henry "Kiki" Berger and a handful of friends, the 5 Vegas brand now primarily rests in the trusted, reliable, and widely celebrated hands of the Plasencia family—the largest tobacco growers in Nicaragua. While 5 Vegas blends mostly come from the Plasencia Honduran facilities, the sticks utilize tobacco from numerous countries.
The history and achievements of Cuban-born Nestor Plasencia and his family are far too many to list here. However, we will mention that the Plasencia factories in Nicaragua and Honduras produce cigars for Rocky Patel and numerous other quality names. Additionally, Nestor has close ties to the Oliva family. What we're getting at here is the Plasencia family are heavy hitters, and they know how to produce high-quality sticks like 5 Vegas Big Five cigars.
You know when a friend with a large frame gets nicknamed “Tiny?” Well, that was definitely not the marketing technique when it came to naming 5 Vegas Big Five cigars. These smokes are close to mammoth with a 60-ring gauge. Whether you’re into an image or not, smoking a stogie this fat will make you look like a badass, so bonus points, either way, really.
But let’s get into what truly matters here. The price is right, but how do they smoke? Much better than the price tag suggests, and that’s one reason why we love 5 Vegas Big Five cigars.
Just below a nearly flawless dark chocolate Ecuadorian Habano wrapper is a Nicaragua binder. This trusty binder holds a flavorful filled blend featuring tobaccos from four grow sites across Nicaragua. The slow-burning cigar delivers a complex experience of earth, cedar, pepper, and leather. If you’re ready for the Big Five to show its hand, all you need is a lighter. But brace yourself for big winnings.
Please enjoy 5 Vegas Big Five cigars at your leisure.
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5 Vegas Big Five FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Leather, earth, cedar, pepper.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Experienced smokers that like chewing on a fat, complex cigar.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
As long as you have the time, you’ll smoke this big fella to the nub.
What’s a good pairing with it?
5 Vegas Big Five cigars go great with Whiskey Del Bac Dorado. Only made in small batches, Dorado dries over a velvet mesquite fire, which complements the cedar note nicely.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
A long card game in Vegas is on brand, though it’s hard not to find the ideal place to enjoy one of these satisfying stogies. Out back after a long day with some friends and drink sounds like a slice of paradise to us.
Only if you’re not a fan of big ring gauges.