RTDA 2007 Preview: Hatuey Cigars
Backstory: The Hatuey Tobacco Company was founded by Gustavo and Marlon Peña, and is located in the fertile Cibao region of The Dominican Republic. The Peñas cultivate their tobaccos on farms in Bonao, Villa Gonzales, Navarrete, Piloto, Cotui, and other areas of the region. The tobaccos are all aged for two years before being sorted into the different blends which include two "Special Reserve" lines (Classic and Figured), plus a variety of bundle cigar selections.
Hatuey cigars will officially debut at this year's RTDA 2007 Trade Show and Convention in Houston (Aug. 4-8). If you'd like to learn more about this new premium cigar selection visit HatueyCigars.com, or hatueycigarsreno.com.
Thanks to my friend "Frank" for giving me a first-hand look and taste. Now it's up to Joe Public to decide their fate. I'll be watching from the sidelines.