At the upcoming IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, La Sonrisa Cigars will release a new limited edition called Domador that pays tribute to one of the company’s co-founder’s cowboy heritage.
The Domador is a 6 x 52 toro that uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Indonesian binder and fillers from the Jalapa and Estelí regions of Nicaragua. It was blended by Silvio David Martinez at the La Sonrisa Cigars S.A. factory in Granada, Nicaragua, with the cigars getting a year of rest in the company’s again rooms before being released.
It comes with an MSRP of $9.95, with the company producing 2,500 cigars for this run. Tom Hocking, co-founder of Phoenix, Ariz.-based La Sonrisa, told halfwheel that while more might be produced in the future, it’s remaining a limited edition for the time being.
The word domador means tamer or breaker and is used in reference to cowboys and others who tame horses. Wally Stealey, the company’s other co-founder, grew up in Colorado learning how to tame horses on his family’s ranch, and it is a picture of an 18-year-old Stealey that graces the cigar’s band. He would go onto to become a college professor and political scientist, earning the affectionate description of a “cowboy with an education,” according to a press release. Stealey passed away in Oct. 2017, and this is the third cigar to be inspired by him, joining The Wally and El Profesor.
“Our company’s tradition is to have our cigars carry on the characteristics of their namesake,” Hocking said in a press release. “Wally was always larger than life and had an influence on everyone he met from rural farmers to Wall Street bankers. I expect the Domador to have that same broad attraction.”