The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2008
Mi Dominicana by José Seijas Robusto
Altadis S.A., the world’s largest cigar company, makes tens of millions of cigars by hand each year, but only one of its brands is made entirely from Dominican tobacco: the Mi Dominicana by José Seijas. Named for the man who has run its largest factory for 23 years, the Mi Dominicana Robusto is a rich, spicy and savory smoke with a core of earthy, leathery flavors and a long finish. In 2008, the company made only 26,000 Mi Dominicana cigars—a miniscule amount for Altadis. Seijas says that the company has been experimenting with Dominican wrapper for about a decade.