Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigars Group has announced that it will be releasing a new line, Dominican Blue, at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show coming up at the end of June.
The new cigar uses an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic, specifically piloto and HVA seco. It’s the result of a collaboration between Rock-A-Feller’s owner, Kevin Schweitzer, and Victor De La Cruz of Tabacalera L&V S.R.L., the factory where the cigar is being produced.
It will be offered in two sizes:
- Vintage Rock-A-Feller Dominican Blue Short Pyramid (5 x 50) — $8 (Boxes of 20, $160)
- Vintage Rock-A-Feller Dominican Blue Pigtail Finished Toro (6 x 52) — $9 (Boxes of 20, $190)
“Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigars Group is very excited to work with Victor de la Cruz and his Tabacalera L&V S.R.L factory to add the Dominican Blue to the successful Rock-A-Feller Cigars portfolio of premium cigars,” Schweitzer said in a press release. “Victor is a legend in the industry and a master blender going back decades in the business.”
According to a press release, De La Cruz’s resume goes back to the late 1950s, when he began working at Tabacalera La V De La Victoria in material preparation, and by 12 years old he was rolling cigars at the factory. He then moved to Compania Anonima Tabacalera, from where he was chosen to be a supervisor in the founding of Tabacos Dominicanos, or TABADOM, the factory that became the home of Davidoff Cigars.
The Dominican Blue is being added as a core line to the company’s portfolio and will begin shipping immediately after the trade show’s conclusion, which should have them on store shelves in early to mid-July.
Images courtesy of Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group.