This is your personal tour of the Dominican Republic, courtesy of H. Upmann Hispaniola by Jose Mendez cigars. Half of the island of Hispaniola, the DR is home to many unique and intensely flavorful tobaccos – and the core of this H. Upmann recipe is stuffed with its fair share of them. There’s a Dominican Olor binder, along with Dominican Pilotico and Andullo long fillers. The Andullo is an interesting choice, as its fermentation process consists of being packed into dense, long cylinders and then hung (as opposed to the traditional pilon method); this process allows the tobacco to retain its potency, without sacrificing any of the pleasant flavors and aromas.
Finally, it’s a Sumatra-seed wrapper that sits atop this special smoke. Hailing from the Tabacalera de Garcia factory in the Dominican, H. Upmann Hispaniola offers notes of creamy cedar, nuts, toast, and spices – all in a medium-to-full-bodied format. Get yours today!