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, $228)
Production: Regular Production
Release Date: September 2019