Cibao cigars are hand-made in Dominican Republic by Jose’ (Jochi) Blanco. The Dominican filler and binder of this beautiful cigar is grown in the Cibao Valley in the middle of the island. From lush tobacco fields, with fertile soils rich with minerals carried down the mountains with gentle rains, all to enrich this flavorful-rich tobacco gem. This mild-to-medium smoke sports Connecticut-shade wrapper, silky smooth and creamy sweet cigar to boot, with butterscotch flavor and a long hazelnut finish. Everybody in our industry knows the Blanco family. They have been farming the precious tobacco plant around here for as long as people remember. Even though the family had its own share of problems during the notorious dictatorship regime of Rafael Trujillo, after his demise they came back to reclaim their coveted position among the country’s best known tobacco growers Jose’ (or Jochi) Blanco is the family torch-bearer and is responsible for the creation of the Cibao cigar among other brands which are made in his Dominican factory like the Franco and the Palma Real.