Alan Rubin, the founder of Alec Bradley cigars, has been blending and producing cigars since 1997 that have 90+ ratings from Cigar Aficionado, Cigar Insider, and Cigar Journal, just to name a few. His cigars also consistently land on Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 list, making his cigars some of the most sought out in the industry. Alan Rubin’s high standards have created yet another world-class smoke dubbed Superstition. The name is said to come from everyone being a little superstitious in the industry – and whether it’s a ‘secret formula’ or even the type of canvas that wraps their bales of tobacco, everyone has a superstition, or so it’s said. But the Superstition you have in your shipment today just employs great techniques, quality tobaccos, and Alan’s high standards. The result is a delicious handmade from the Dominican Republic that starts with a winning blend of Cuban-seed long-fillers from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua which is hugged by a Sumatra binder and finished with a beautiful Nicaraguan Habano Jalapa wrapper. Give the foot a toast and find notes of espresso, leather, roasted nuts, and a bit of spice on the finish. Incredibly complex, pair this smoke with a Syrah wine, such as Bedrock Wine Co. California Syrah 2021.
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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