Litto Gomez is planting more tobacco in the Dominican Republic. Gomez, the maker of Cigar Aficionado's No. 2 Cigar of the Year, the Coronado by La Flor Double Corona, acquired a second farm in the Dominican Republic this month.
"We need additional tobacco," said Gomez, who is best known for making La Flor Dominicana cigars. The new plot measures 40 acres. The original farm, which is 120 acres, is only half his: he co-owns the 120-acre property with cigarmaker Jose "Jochi" Blanco of Tabacalera Palma.
For more on this story, see the February 20 Cigar Insider.