Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Pronounced (Ha-tway) - Tabacalera Hatuey is new cigar company wilth their own farms and manufacturing facilities in the Dominican Republic. The company may be new but Gustav Pena and his family(Cuban ex-pats) have been in the cigar/tobacco business for generations. Over the past several months I have had samples of their new blends sent to me from our member Frank Van Buskirk - (Roadgypsy). I have been truly impressed with these Dominican Puros. The overall construction is excellent, their wrappers are smooth and silky. The cigars are well filled with no soft spots and an excellent triple cap. They draw well and the burn is even with a light gray ash. The flavor on these last samples was mild and complex, lightly spicy and very creamy. At this writtng I have still to learn how many lines and blends they will market - I don't even know the frontmarks at this point. One thing I can tell you is if their marketing is up to their cigar making Hatuey will be around for a long time. For a cigarman like me that is great news.