The Don Diego is produced by one of the largest cigar producers in the US. Altadis U.S.A. sells over 2 billion cigars a year and owns about 40% of the market share in the US. The Company now employs over 5,500 people. It operates production facilities in Honduras, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Dominican Republic and affiliations for production in Mexico, Brazil and Holland. Leaf supplies are obtained from growers in every part of the globe. The company also grows some of its own tobacco in Honduras and Connecticut. The Company's enviable stable of trademarks include Antonio y Cleopatra, Backwoods, Cabañas, Dutch Masters, Dutch Treats, El Producto, Flamenco, Havatampa, Henry Clay, H. Upmann, La Corona, Mixture 79, Montecristo, Montecruz, Muriel, Onyx Reserve, Phillies, Por Larrañaga, Primo del Rey, Roi-Tan, Romeo y Julieta, Santa Damiana, Tampa Nugget and Te-Amo... among a number of others, not to mention that it is the biggest supplier of private label pipe tobacco to chains in the United States.
Masterfully blended by hand and made with care in the Dominican Republic with a light brown, smooth Connecticut shade wrapper, Dominican binder, and a blend of Dominican grown long fillers, the Don Diego cigar is a wonderfully aromatic mild to medium bodied cigar. Well known for its mild taste, Don Diego cigars have earned a wide following, thanks to their consistency of construction, accessible strength and excellent value for the money. This brand originated in the Canary Islands, but production was moved to the Dominican Republic in 1982.