Elian? Luis? Tony? Gonzo from The Muppets? When these dark and rustic bundled cigars ran across my desk, I was at a loss as to which ‘Gonz’ was behind them. After a little research, it appears that all of my well-thought-out guesses were way off. So here’s the skinny – Dos Gonzalez is made in the Dominican Republic as a tribute to the long-time tobacco expert, Felix Gonzalez. Felix’s moto was that one could only truly know tobacco when it was touched. And his words have never been more true that with the blend boasting his name.
Initially crafted for the European market, Don Gonzalez comes in economical 10-count bundles. Featuring a chocolaty-brown Colorado Maduro wrapper on top of Dominican and Mexican fillers, this gritty handmade gets right down to the point. Flavors of cream and dried fruit quickly lead into rich hints of coffee and leather. For the price I’m slapping on these bad boys, the minor blemishes on the wrappers are easy concessions to make for the level at which these bargain sticks perform. If you’re looking for something to fill the shoes of your go-to ‘yard gar’, Dos Gonzalez will most certainly fit the bill.