Don Doroteo Ships Salt of the Earth

November 2, 2023 By Matthew Tabacco

Don Doroteo Cigars has announced that the “Salt of the Earth” line of cigars is now shipping to retailers across the United States. The Salt of the Earth line boasts two blends, the Piedra Viva and the Piedra Angular. The Salt of the Earth blends proudly represent Dominican tobacco culture via the use of andullo. Both blends were showcased at the 2023 PCA in Last Vegas this past July.

Juan Lugo, co-founder of Don Doroteo Cigars comes from a four-generation tobacco growing family. His mentor, his grandfather, Doroteo Fermin Delgado farmed tobacco in the D.R. His grandfather is described by Lugo as the very definition of a salt of the earth person. A hardworking and honest family man who dedicated his life to tobacco.

Juan Lugo said: “My grandfather and my Dominican roots are the inspiration for the Salt of the Earth line, which is why we used andullo in both blends. Andullo is distinctly Dominican and has been smoked as pipe tobacco by the Taino Indians on the island 500 years ago.”

The Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva is a very complex blend which features an Ecuadorian Cameroon wrapper, which houses Nicaraguan binder and a mix of Dominican andullo, corojo, criollo ’98 and Nicaraguan condega ligero and viso condego. This complex blend offers up rich notes of cedar, caramel, and mild salt. The andullo adds strength and earthy sweetness.

The Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular features a Dominican corojo wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and filler composed of Dominican andullo, corojo, criollo ’98) & Nicaragua condega ligero, viso condego. Immediate notes of fruit transitions to chocolate, espresso, mild salt, and spice. The andullo adds strength and depth to the smoking experience.

Both blends come in the Toro vitola and are housed in boxes of ten and measure 5 3/4 x 54 with an MSRP of $16.75 (Box of 10, $167.50).

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