Domenico Cigars

"Authentic Handmade Cigar Manufactory"

Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
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Welcome To Domenico Cigars

 

Domenico Cigars was founded in 2001 by Michaela Ströml in Punta Cana, Provincia La Altagracia in the Dominican Republic. Domenico Cigars is an authentic custom tobacco handmade factory. Our professional local hand rollers mix a variety of Dominican and foreign Tobaccos to produce these outstanding cigars.

 

Quality

This special composition is the secret to assure the best quality of our Domenico Cigars. Dominican Premium Cigars attract a lot of cigars smokers all over the world because of its smoothness and flavor - very well balanced in comparison to the strong Cuban cigars. In the beginning, Domenico Cigars production was directed, in a small scale, to all the cigar smokers who will visit Punta Cana on their vacation.

In the beginning, Domenico Cigars production was directed, in a small scale, to all the cigar smokers that will visit Punta Cana on their vacation. During all these years of production the unforgettable and fascinating taste has been proven and confirmed by our faithful customers. Because of this unique experience our customers started to place orders from their home countries. Little by little the firm started to grow by gaining a lot of faithful clients who enjoyed the unique taste and quality of Domenico Cigars.

From the start on our small factory, with only eleven employees, had a very strict company policy "Quality is more important than Quantity!" and although the sales numbers increased, this policy still has first priority. Our motto is "Be Special" and stick out of the crowd of hundreds of handmade cigar brands all over the world.

Mid 2016 the firm was acquired by Matthias Richner from Switzerland who is 100% committed to keep the path of quality and uniqueness of Domenico Cigars.

 

Cultivation

Tobacco is cultivated in the Cibao Valley, north of Santiago. After seeding, the plants grow about 5 feet high during 6-8 weeks. For Premium Cigars there are 12 different tobaccos cultivated in the Dominican Republic. 

Harvesting

Only the top leaves are good enough to harvest for Premium Tobaccos. All other leaves from the plants are used for less quality cigars. Wooden cores are carefully removed. Domenico uses as wrappers the famous Connecticut-Ecuador/Shade leaves covering the mild line and the spicy Broadleaf Wrapper for the medium and strong-body line. 

Drying

All selected leaves are dried in open huts on the fields for six weeks.

Fermentation

During the fermentation process the dried leaves are put in layers and fairly watered. These layers heat up themselves and nicotine, protein, ammoniac, chlorine and sugar essentials escape from the tobacco. Depending on the number of layer-changings during the time of three months, the outcoming tobacco will be mild, medium or strong. Through fermentation tobacco gets its final taste.

Storage

Slightly pressed to bales containing 120 lbs, Premium tobacco must be stored for at least 2 years prior to use. For Domenico Premium Cigars only prealtered tobacco with an age of 4 - 6 years is used.

 

PRODUCTION

Preparation 

Daily, binder and wrapper leaves must be moistered with water before processing. This takes half a day and 10 to 12 working steps. The leaves are stretched many times until they reach their original size. Wrappers are sorted in two sizes (for smaller and bigger cigars). Binders and wrappers must kept humid until processing the cigars. 

Blending

A variety of Cuban Tobaccos (grown in the Dominican Republic) and Dominican Premium Tobaccos are blended as fillers. This is done by Master Rollers by hand, using whole leaves (for long filler cigars only). 

Pressing

The raw cigars (bunches) are pressed 45 min. within special wooden molds. After a quarter time period the molds have to be opened and each cigar gets a quarter turn. 

Binding the wrapper

The raw cigars are taken out of the molds and special wrapping masters are applying the very thin Premium wrappers. Each cigar requires a half wrapper leaf.

Aging the cigars

After a first selection the cigars are bundled to 50 pcs. and stored for three weeks. During this time the cigars shrink a little because they lose moisture. All used tobaccos now merge now to a Domenico Cigar with its unique taste.

Final Control

In the fourth week after finishing a cigar, final control takes place by a Master Tabaquero who checks each single cigar by hand.

Attachments

Finally the blue Domenico Ring is attached on each cigar.

 

Conclusion

Domenico Cigars is a small, Swiss owned factory, with high skilled Master Rollers from the Dominican Republic. Quality is our highest priority. For creating a Domenico Premium Cigar more than 40 steps are necessary. One “Domenico” tabaquero produces only 120 cigars per day, compared to over 250 cigars in mass production factories. 

 

Products

Cigarillos

Filler: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Sumatra
Size: 27x3,5(9cm)
Aroma: Natur-Vanilla
Box: 10 Cigarettes

 

Mix Box

Description: 25 Mix Box-5 Panatela,5 Corona,5 Robusto,5 Petite Robusto,5 Torpedo
Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Broadleaf/Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: Various
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: 24 Cigars Mix

 

Demis - Petite Corona

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Conecticut/Broadleaf/Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 30x4,5(10x1cm)
Aroma: Mild
Box: 24 Cigars

 

Panatela

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Conecticut/Broadleaf/Ecuador/Sumatra
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 38x6(15,6x1,35cm)
Aroma: Mild-Medium-Mild Vanilla
Box: 24 Cigars

 

Selection Robusto

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Conecticut/Broadleaf/Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x5(10cm,0,0cm)
Aroma: Mild-Medium-Strong
Box: 4 Cigars

 

Petite Robusto

Filler:Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Conecticut/Broadleaf/Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 30x4,5(10x2,3cm)
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: 24 Cigars

 

Oro Dominico - Limited Edition

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Corojo Dominicano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x4,5(13x10cm)
Aroma: Medium
Box: 10 Cigars Petite Robusto/Torpedo

 

Fiel Robusto Limited Edition

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Corojo Dominicano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x5(10x1,97cm)
Aroma: Strong
Box: 10 Cigars

 

Robusto

Filler: Dominican Republic/Cuba
Wrapper: Conecticut/Broadleaf/Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Size: 50x5(10x1,97cm)
Aroma: Mild and Medium
Box: Cigars

 

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