Pro Cigar is Underway
This is the time of year when the Dominican Republic celebrates its cigar heritage with Pro Cigar. The week-long event is limited to about 300 people so there are no huge lines, nor congestion as participants get to interact on a personal level with the nation’s leading cigar makers.
The festival began at La Romana, home to the world’s largest cigar factory, Tabacalera de Garcia—home to Altadis USA’s brands. On Tuesday night the festival moves to Santiago–home to most of the Dominican’s cigar factories. We will be visiting La Aurora, Quesada, Davidoff, Jochy Blanco’s Tabacalera Palma, Ernie Carrillo’s Tabacalera Alianza among others. Gonna be a busy week and I’ll report back next week.