The Rough Rider
Box of Five
48 x 7
26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt’s life cannot be fully comprehended unless one seeks to embody the very traits that encompassed it. He lived as robust and fulfilling an existence as is possible for any one human being, and his interests were so numerous and diverse as to boggle the mind.
The blend we have crafted for Teddy mirrors the life he lived so fully. The Nicaraguan wrapper is made from Ligero leaf which is both rich and refined, and grows closest to the light of the sun, just as he did.
The binder is made from rough and rugged Connecticut Broadleaf which is also grown under the intense light of the sun. Unlike its delicate cousin Connecticut Shade, which is coddled like a baby throughout its production, Broadleaf is harvested violently with a hatchet and cured, rootstalk intact. The nutrients in the rootstalk continue to infuse the leaves as they cure in the same way that Teddy’s early struggles nourished and enriched his life.
The long filler is an exquisite blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican leaf which perfectly finishes this extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary life.