Bugatti has been for known for decades for their craftsmanship, elegance, engineering, and cutting-edge style for their supercars, but now they are racing into the cigar world using those exact same principles. Although these handmades won’t go 200 mph, these smokes will be sure to have your palate racing. One of the newest of Bugatti’s cigars is the Scuro, a blend that any maduro lover will want over and over again. This speed demon smoke starts with a bold four-country blend of long-fillers from the United States, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras which is then secured by a Sumatra binder and finished with a dark and luscious Connecticut Broadleaf. Fire it up and expect the dark wrapper to take the lead with a toasty and cedar core with hints of chocolate and espresso. So rev up your engines and pair it with a Johnnie Walker Black.
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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