The Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is on an island that shares a similar climate and rich soil conditions to its neighbour -Cuba; this encourages the growth of tobacco of the finest quality. The tobacco leaves are lighter in body than their Cuban counterparts, but have a complexity of flavours and held in high esteem by many and enjoyed by connoisseurs everywhere. Today the Dominican Republic is one the largest producers of premium hand made cigars in the world. The country that makes up most of the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola is a fertile, well-watered land with a semi-tropical climate tempered by prevailing easterly winds.