Villiger Sons Limited was founded by Jean Villiger in 1888 in the small Swiss town of Pfeffikon where their headquarters remain to this day – we think it’s safe to say that after 127 years, they know a few things about crafting high-quality cigars, and with a rating of 92 from Cigar Aficionado, La Libertad is proof of that! Made in the Dominican Republic, La Libertad features a gorgeous Cuban-seed Habano wrapper and a Nicaraguan-seed binder that are both grown in Peru, securing fillers of Ligero tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. This unique blend gives way to rich flavors of earth, coffee, nutmeg, cedar, and honey. Perfect for the seasoned smoker or novice, this medium-bodied smoke will pair beautifully with an American Lager.
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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