Don Doroteo El Alcalde

At the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, Don Doroteo Cigars will introduce El Alcalde. It is the second installment of Don Doroteo’s Exclusive Legacy Blends, a series of extra-aged cigars rolled at the La Aurora factory. Initially rolled in 2008, the El Alcalde blend has been aging for 15 years.

El Alcalde honors family Patriarch Doroteo Fermin Delgado.  The company gives some background on Doroteo:

El Alcalde translates to “The Mayor” and pays homage to Doroteo’s trajectory, which saw him come from humble beginnings as a young tobacco farmer, to the mayor of his city. Doroteo Fermin Delgado grew up on a farm learning the ways of the tobacco leaf from his father Marcos Delgado. Sadly, Macros passed away when Doroteo was 16 years of age. Through sheer grit Doroteo over the years saved enough money to purchase plots of land, which totaled eighty-four acres. La Aurora took notice of his tobacco and quickly became his exclusive buyer. Doroteo became a leader of his community, and his popularity led him to become the mayor of his small town in 1969.

Since being rolled in 2008, El Alcade has been resting in the La Aurora factory. The cigar’s ingredients are an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and binder over Dominican and Brazilian filler. El Alcade is a 6 1/4 x 52 Belicoso packaged in boxes of five. The price for an individual cigar is $29.75 or $148.75 for a box.

Don Doroteo Cigars’ founder, Juan Lugo, stated, “My grandfather and his example will always be a guiding light for me. Coming from poverty and with little education, he was able to become a respected tobacco grower and a leader within his community. This cigar is in honor of his accomplishments. El Alcalde is a blend that has gone through extensive aging (15 years), and we are confident that it will be well received.”

The El Alcalde follows El Legado, the first of the aged Exclusive Legacy Blends by Don Doroteo.

The 2024 PCA Trade Show opens in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 23, 2024.

Blend and Origin

Wrapper: Sumatra seed grown in Ecuador
Binder: Sumatra grown in Ecuador
Filler: Brazil, Dominican Republic (Cibao Region)
Country: Dominican Republic
Factory La Aurora

Vitolas Offered

Belicoso: 6 1/4 x 52

Photo Credit: Supplied by Don Doroteo Cigars