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Curing Method: Fire-cured
Description: Kentucky tobacco has an earthy and nutty taste, a flavor that’s enhanced with fire-curing to release the tobacco plant’s natural resins. Kentucky is an American tobacco cultivar, with Italian Kentucky grown in Tuscany.
History: The history of Kentucky tobacco in Italy dates back to the second half of the 16th century during the pontificate of Gregory XIII. During this period, a flourishing tobacco market developed in the Republic of Cospaia, a tiny independent state that measures less than 2 square miles. This early center of tobacco production evolved into a commerce haven, which was eventually divided between Tuscany and the Papal States when it lost its independence in 1826.