Tucked off the main aisle is a very suave looking booth for Dictador Cigars. The company also makes rum, gin and coffee, and as such its cigar lines that are launching at the show are blended to pair with its spirits and coffee.

Dictador Pavo Real

Pavo Real
The Dictador Pavo Real is the mild line, meant to pair with the Dictador gin or coffee. While not specific, the blend is made up of Colombian and Dominican tobacco and will come in two sizes: Half Corona (3 1/2 x 46, $7.50) and Gran Robusto (5 x 56, $7.50).

The Half Corona will come in 24-count boxes, while the Gran Robusto will come in 20-count boxes.

Dictador J Nelson 1974

J. Nelson 1974
The next line is the J. Nelson 1974 and is meant to pair with their rum, and uses a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper, with Dominican and Colombian Viso tobaccos for the binder and filler. It will come in two sizes – a Robusto (5 x 52, $9) and Grand Toro (6 x 54, $9.60).

Dictador XO 1913

XO 1913
Lastly the XO 1913 line is meant to pair with their XO Rum or a cognac. The blend isn’t disclosed save for the Habano wrapper. It will come in two sizes, a 5 1/2 x 54 double robusto and a 7 x 50 churchill. Coming in 10-count boxes, they will retail for $14.40 and $16 respectively.

Dictador sampler

Dictador will also have a sampler of each blend and size for a total of six cigars and will retail for $64.

All of their cigars are rolled at the PDR Cigars factory in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.