The De Los Reyes booth has become part of a larger compound of companies that now includes Cattle Baron, Debonaire, Patoro and Topper—all of which have cigars made at De Los Reyes’ Dominican factory. It’s also somewhat of a de facto hang out spot for various Dominican cigar industry dignitaries. In my time near the booth I saw Litto Gomez of La Flor Dominicana, Henke Kelner of Davidoff and Foofy Reyes, who runs Swisher’s massive Dominican factory and also owns your favorite cigarmaker’s favorite restaurant in Santiago: Saga.

On Friday, Heather and I were walking into the trade show floor and she remarked that the De Los Reyes booth was “pretty.” And it is. The booth is also quite a bit different than anything else on the trade show floor. There’s a bright palette of pastel colors—similar to the company’s factory—and a living room vibe inside.


I was pretty certain I would see a new release in the Saga Short Tales series, but instead, there’s a new line of cigars called Solaz. It’s a three size line that uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Dominican tobaccos grown by the family.

  • Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut)
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Solaz Robusto (5 x 50) — $8.30 (Box of 24, $199.20)
  • Solaz Churchill (7 x 48) — $9 (Box of 24, $216)
  • Solaz Gordo (6 x 58) — $9.50, (Box of 24, $228)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: September 2019

NullDavidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.