Juan Lugo’s grandfather, Doroteo Delgado, grew tobacco starting at age 16 for La Aurora in the Dominican Republic in 1936. When Lugo found himself considering his legacy, he decided to start a cigar company to honor his grandfather, who passed away in 2011.
Don Doroteo, the brand, was born last year, and Lugo struck a deal to partner with La Aurora.
Its suitably named first line, El Legado (“the legacy”), comes in five sizes and will be available to retailers beginning with the July PCA trade show in Las Vegas.
The line has an Ecuadorian wrapper and binder and filler from Colombia, Cibao Valley (Dominican Republic) and Nicaragua.
The sizes are:
+ 5.5 x 42 Corona ($17/$340)
+ 5 x 50 Robusto ($17.50/$350)
+ 7 x 47 Churchill ($18.50/$350)
+ 6.25 x 52 Belicoso ($19.50/$390)
+ 5.75 x 54 Toro ($19.50/$58.50)
All but the Toro come in 20-count boxes, while the Toro comes in a three-count sample pack.
All El Legado cigars will be available immediately after the PCA show in July in Las Vegas, and the brand will be taking orders at the show.