Don Doroteo Cigars may have been established in 2021, but in actuality, its roots date back beyond the 20th century. It was 1936 when Doroteo Fermin Delgado decided to follow in his late father’s footsteps by growing tobacco in the heart of Santiago, Dominican Republic. At the age of 16, he began his legacy – for his family, community, and ultimately, for the world.
Doroteo had many descendants, one of which was his grandson, Juan Lugo, who had fond memories walking alongside his larger-than-life grandfather as he swung his machete in fields to clear paths. After developing a taste and passion for cigars, Juan would smoke tobacco from the Yaque Valley and think of his grandfather, his story, his legacy, and how proud he was of Doroteo’s accomplishments. Years after Doroteo passed away, Juan’s mother notified him that she found tobacco plants on the land that she inherited, plants that his grandfather had planted ages ago and continued to sprout year after year. Juan was compelled to continue Doroteo’s legacy in his honor.
Don Doroteo is a brand with both purpose and passion, whose deep seeded heritage holds impressive weight. By cultivating and growing on its own land, the brand is able to own the entire process throughout a plant’s life cycle. Don Doroteo methodically carries out each step, ensuring that the final product is of the finest quality. A limited quantity will be released each season to preserve its exquisite quality. Born out of passion and legacy, Don Doroteo is tremendously proud of its deep roots and recognizes the importance of creating a conscious organization, built on the shoulders of those working the fields day in and day out.
- Wrapper: Sumatra seed grown in Ecuador
- Binder: Sumatra seed grown in Ecuador
- Filler: Colombia, Cibao Valley (Dominican republic), Nicaragua Aging: 14 years
- Tasting notes: An outright beginning, dominated by spicy notes like black pepper. It opens the smoke to give way to more complex and delicate flavors. Wooden presence is evident all along the smoke, but getting richer with bright cinnamon shades, nuts and even citric tips. It finishes powerful and creamy, up to the heights you have expected.
- Robusto 5 x 50 Sumo
- Toro 5.75 x 54
- Corona 5.50 x 42
- Churchill 7 x 47
- Belicoso 6.25 x 52
Packaging: Robusto 20 count wooden boxes Sumo Toro 3 Count Sample packs Corona 20 count wooden boxes Churchill 20 count wooden boxes Belicoso 20 count wooden boxes