Up Close and In-Depth with Dean Parsons, Founder of Epic Cigars

Inquisitive factory tours and an innocent social gathering at a local watering hole transformed a thriving real estate broker into a boutique cigar brand owner. Dean Parsons, founder of Epic Cigars, was enjoying a night out on the Dominican Republic after a long day of touring the Fuente, Davidoff and Aurora cigar factories when he met a couple of guys named Eddy Fontana and Rolando Villamil. Unbeknown to Parsons, Villamil is a master blender with 35 years of experience in the cigar industry. He was behind all the original Kristoff…

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Pain Killer by GTO Cigars – Robusto

A well-balanced full-bodied, full-strength cigar that is satisfying and savory. From GTO Cigars website: “GTO Cigars is a small batch, boutique manufacturer who meticulously scrutinizes each cigar leaving our factory at Tabacalera GTO Dominicana. We control every step of the cigar manufacturing process from the plating of the ‘Piloto Cubano’ seeds in the fertile soil of the Valle del Cibao to selecting, growing and then cultivating the tobacco plants to the fermentation and aging of the tobacco leaves. Our rollers are some of the most experienced in the Dominican Republic….

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