It may be the middle of winter but get ready to be transported to the sunny Caribbean! Perfect for any time of day and any kind of day, whether you’re sitting out on the beach with a daiquiri on a late sunny afternoon or you’re stuck in your garage in below freezing temperatures trying to stay warm after dinner. Either way, this smoke is perfect for both of those scenarios. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, this mild smoke is filled to the brim with Dominican fillers that are secured with a zesty Sumatra binder and an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Once lit, we found notes of cedar with hints of sweet cream and a clean, crisp finish. Try pairing it with a pilsner.
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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