Dominion Cigar Inc. launched two new blends at the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show: one for the U.S. market and one that is being sold exclusively in the company’s home country of Canada. Both are being produced at E.P. Carrillo’s Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in the Dominican Republic.

Dominion Classic

Back in the booth again is the Dominican Classic. It actually was shown off last year but never formally shipped. That’s now scheduled to happen later this month.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Dominion Classic Robusto (5 x 52) — $7.95 (Boxes of 20, $159)
  • Dominion Classic Toro (6 x 50) — $8.15 (Boxes of 20, $163)

Launch Date: July 2017

Dominion Confederation

Made to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation—i.e. Canadian independence—the aptly named Dominion Confederation is available in a single 6 1/2 x 52 box-pressed vitola that is made up of a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, an Ecuadorian Sumatra binder and filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic. In addition, the blend is limited to just 550 boxes of 10 and is being sold exclusively to retailers in Canada.

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Dominion Confederation (6 1/2 x 52) — $20.99 (Boxes of 10, $209.90) — 550 Boxes of 10 (5,550 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2017

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.