The Importance of Cigars to Dominican Culture

Dominican Republic cigars are high-quality cigars loved around the world. One of the reasons for this is due to the climate of the Dominican Republic. With their consistent tropical temperatures, it is a superb location for growing tobacco.

Home to some of the greatest hand rolled premium cigars, what is the importance of cigars to Dominican culture? Here at James J. Fox, we have been working with world famous cigars for over 225 years, aiming to be as informative to our customers as possible.

Here, we will look at the importance of cigars to Dominican culture.

Growing Tobacco in the Dominican Republic

The people of the Dominican Republic were some of the first cultivators of tobacco, and it quickly became known for its quality of the product. The best locations for harvesting, planting and shipping tobacco are found in the Cibao region, more specifically around the City of Santiago.

The Yaque Valley is the prime tobacco growing region for the Dominican Republic. Averaging six miles wide, the best tobacco is grown closer to the foot of the northern mountain ranges as the soil is much richer and deeper due to better drainage.

The tobacco grown here exceeds that grown in other areas, with many comparing it to the tobacco grown in Cuba.

Dream Location for Cigar Enthusiasts

Many cigar smokers and enthusiasts visit the Dominican Republic for the cigars themselves. The destination is surrounded by beautiful mountains and tobacco fields, allowing visitors the chance to take numerous factory and field tours.

Tobacco came to the Dominican Republic from the Amazon and it became very highly valued. In 1492, Christopher Columbus was given some of its leaves by the native people of Guanahani Island as a ritual peace offering.

The Dominican Republic is known for the cigars they produce and being a prime location for growing some of the highest quality tobacco, it’s no surprise cigar enthusiast are excited to visit this destination. Also filled with factories and cigar shops, it has quickly grown to become a popular location for many to visit.

Our Dominican Republic Cigar Collection

Cigars are a firm part of the Dominican Republic heritage, famous for their well-constructed, mild-bodies and full flavoured cigars. At James J. Fox, we are dedicated to stocking the finest cigars available, and Dominican Republic cigars are at quite possibly at the front of this craft in terms of new world.

Our impressive collection includes some of the leading brands, including Davidoff cigars. They deliver a superlative flavour that any smoker can enjoy. Our Davidoff The Late Hour Robusto cigar was inspired by Sir Winston Churchill to provide the perfect companion during the witching hours.

For a stronger smoke, our Maduro Dominican cigars will be to your liking. Our The Inch Maduro 64 Cigar is the largest size cigar we have. Taking two hours to savour, it is greatly suited for your evening or for a special occasion.

Cigars are a huge part of Dominican culture. If you would like to try the flavour of these cigars, you can make use of our smoking lounge, and sample these cigars yourself.

If you would like to find out more information about any of our cigars and ranges we stock, please do not hesitate to contact us today by calling 020 7930 3787 or email us at, and we will be happy to help you.