The 829 Maduro Torpedo is a lesser known cigar but let us assure you, it’s tasty! Hailing from the Dominican Republic, this torpedo features a stunning, thick chocolate brown Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper that encases a zesty Dominican binder and bevy of perfectly aged Dominican fillers. Medium in body, the 829 Maduro lends smooth, rich and creamy notes with a natural sweetness on the finish thanks to the maduro wrapper. We enjoy this smoke after dinner with a full bodied cabernet sauvignon, such as, Casillero del Diablo Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon.
Though tobacco is indigenous to Hispaniola, the tobacco industry in the Dominican Republic existed in the shadow of Cuba’s dominance through the 1960s. When the exodus of Cuban cigar makers began in the wake of the revolution, many decided the Dominican Republic would be ideal for the resumption of their livelihoods. Unrest in Nicaragua in the 1980s fueled the Dominican cigar industry further. The country now makes more than half of the premium cigars imported into the U.S.
The Cibao Valley and the nearby city of Santiago are the center of cigar production in the Dominican Republic. Three main varieties are grown here: the mild and native Olor Dominicano; the intense Piloto Cubano, brought from the Vuelta Abajo of Cuba; and San Vicente, a milder and more acidic Piloto hybrid. Dominican puros were once unheard of as it was widely thought impossible to grow quality wrapper leaf on the island, but new growing techniques are now allowing some exceptional puros to be produced.
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