Ahhh...The Dominican Republic. Home to spring break, beautiful beaches, and rum. Sorry, I got lost in the moment. Crashing back to reality, The Dominican is home to some of the best, and oldest cigars brands on the planet thanks to the consistent, tropical climate that’s ideal for growing tobacco. For years, if you asked an enthusiast which country produced the best cigars, chances are they would say the Dominican. The first popular location for producing cigars outside of Cuba, brands like La Aurora, Macanudo, Arturo Fuente, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and a slew of others, continue to flourish here. And chances are, the first cigar you enjoyed came from this cigar hotspot. There’s no doubt the Dominican makes some of the best, most approachable cigars around. But be on the lookout, because the Dominican has been pumping out some excellent higher-octane blends too.