DBL Cigars - Top Quality Hand-Rolled Dominican Cigars

DBL Cigars – Top Quality Hand-Rolled Dominican Cigars

DBL Cigars are top notch hand-rolled cigars made right here in the Dominican Republic, just outside of Santiago where the best tobacco is grown.  We are one our marathon tours of the tobacco country and will be checking out as many cigar factories as they will let us visit.  We started with a hot new brand (3 years old), the DBL or Dominican Big Leaguer.  In yesterdays video we introduced one of the factory owners and took a peek or two around the factory.  In todays video we share the DBL video where they show us the whole cigar making and marketing process from seed to cigar.  Hope you enjoy this little visit to DBL land.

Check out the full video below that the DBL guys put together that shows us every step of the seed to cigar process.  These guys have their act together…..

 

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DBL Cigars voted some of the best in the worldDBL Dominican Big League cigars are the new kid on the block, but they are quickly being recognized as some of the best hand-rolled Dominican cigars. The DR Escapes team is out on another road trip, this time touring the tobacco growing region around Santiago. Along the way we are checking out some of the better Cigar rolling factories, sampling some of those great Dominican cigars, and sipping a little Dominican coffee and cocoa.

Dominican cigars are recognized worldwide as some of the finest available, and the DBL cigars are among the best.

Dominican Big Leaguer (DBL) cigars was founded by Francisco Almonte in 2013. Francisco learned the art, craftsmanship, and business of cigars while working for two giants in the industry, Carlos Fuente (A. Fuente Cigars) and Litto Gomez (La Flor Dominican Cigars). Francisco’s brother Martin spent 19 years with A. Fuente where he was the supervisor of quality of the Hall Of Fame Room where Carlito made the Opus X, Hemingway, Don Carlos and others. Francisco and Martin have been growing the DBL brand for 3 years now.

Bundles of cigars aging in the climate controlled humidor at DBL Cigars

Bundles of cigars aging in the climate controlled humidor at DBL Cigars

In the tasting room you are welcome to sit down and enjoy some of the best Dominican coffee in town, of course with their signature a hint of Dominican chocolate.

This little boutique cigar factory in the heart of the cigar capital has grown to over 20 factory employees including 7 cigar rollers that pump out about 6000 cigars per week.  And DBL is not just a cigar factory but they also own their own tobacco farms with over 25 acres of high-end leaves like Piloto Cubano, Corojo 99, Criollo 98, and Habano leaf, which are all used in their cigars. We hear they will be expanding their farm operations to 49 acres later this year.

We sat around in the tasting area on the first floor sipping some of the finest Dominican Coffee laced with fresh Dominican cocoa (choclolate).

In this little video we let you meet one of the owners and take a peek around the DBL cigar factory…..

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Dmitry Orlov Interview 2016Dmitry Orlov warns us that Russia has once again positioned itself in military parity with the US and that any overt action to attack Russia would inevitably result in the death of millions of US citizens on their home soil.  Not that Dmitry is taking a hawkish stand… just the opposite… he is just warning that escalating tension between the US and Russia would be fruitless.  In this exclusive 3 part interview with Dmitry Orlov he holds nothing back. Dmitry Orlov is the outspoken Russian author of numerous books that delve deeply into the reasons he predicts the economic, ecological and political decline and collapse of the United States.

Dmitry Orlov Shrinking The Technosphere

Dmitry Orlov Shrinking The Technosphere

You may agree or disagree, like or dislike Dmitry’s opinions and conclusions. But one thing for sure is that he will have you THINKING as he addresses head-on some of the hottest and most controversial topics impacting America and rest of the world today. And in today’s uncertain world…. THINKING is a good thing.

In this part three of our three part interview, Dmitry will touch on the following hot topics:

  • Why can’t the US have a strong leader like Putin is proving to be for Russia
  • Why he thinks the leaders promoted by the electorate are generally stooges
  • How must the US engage the world to once again be strong
  • Why bullying no longer works
  • Where have all the diplomats gone
  • Why does it seem Putin is bulletproof
  • Why he believes Russian elections are cleaner than US elections today
  • What role will water and natural gas play in Russian economics
  • What threat does a strong bond between Russia and China pose to the US
  • With NATO ballistic missle sites on Russian borders, what will Putin do
  • What is the state of the Russian military
  • Why is he certain that if the US attacks Russia, million of Americans will be killed
  • What inspired you to inform the public
  • What to expect in Dmitry’s latest book, Shrinking The Technosphere

In part three of our interview below, Dmitry touches on some very timely and important topics.  There is an increasing “mood” conveyed by some that it is increasingly the US role to interfere in the workings of other nations.  It may work with some of the third world despotic states, but ……

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Dmitry Orlov - famous Russian authorDmitry Orlov warns that current US foreign policy is likely to KILL you and your family.  In this exclusive 3 part interview with Dmitry Orlov he holds nothing back. Dmitry Orlov is the outspoken Russian author of numerous books that delve deeply into the reasons he predicts the economic, ecological and political decline and collapse of the United States.

You may agree or disagree, like or dislike Dmitry’s opinions and conclusions. But one thing for sure is that he will have you THINKING as he addresses head-on some of the hottest and most controversial topics impacting America and rest of the world today. And in today’s uncertain world…. THINKING is a good thing.

In this part two of our three part interview, Dmitry will touch on the following hot topics:

— What is the US attempting to accomplish now
— How will the US fare in a post-US-dominant world
— How did the US evolve from a primary mission of sewing STABILITY to a mission of sewing INSTABILITY
— Why are “color” revolutions failing at an increasing rate
— Has the US State Department transitioned from negotiation to a war posture
— Are they CRAZY…. are they INSANE
— Why the War Crimes Tribunal is a joke to most of the world
— How do ordinary people help get the word out
— America’s national character….. Ignore the world
— Why you must scare the crap out of people
— How the US foreign policy poses a death threat to you and your family
— Keeping alive is pretty important
— People don’t listen to hypocrites or to things out of their control

You will want to also check out Parts 1 and 3 of this series because it is just as meaty and just as in-your-face controversial…. but equally THOUGHT PROVOKING.

In part two of our exclusive interview below……

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Dmitry Orlov Shrinking The TechnosphereDmitry Orlov asserts that “terrorism” is basically a jobs program for the military and incompetent bureaucrats in the US. Dmitry holds nothing back in our exclusive 3 part interview. As you may recall from our previous interview with Dmitry Orlov. he is the outspoken Russian author of numerous books that delve deeply into the reasons he predicts the economic, ecological and political decline and collapse of the United States.

You may agree or disagree, like or dislike Dmitry’s opinions and conclusions. But one thing for sure is that he will have you THINKING as he addresses head-on some of the hottest and most controversial topics impacting America and rest of the world today. And in today’s uncertain world…. THINKING is a good thing.

In this part one of our three part interview, Dmitry will touch on the following hot topics:

— Thoughts about Brexit and the future of the EU
— What is the role of the British Pound in a post Euro world
— Why did Trump avoid discussing the 19 trillion debt and corrupt bankers
— Why he calls the US Military an “idiot jobs program”
— Will the masses ever be able to read between the lines
— Are they taking us for fools, or just cowards
— Why TERRORISM is basically a jobs program for incompetents
— Why Americans won’t admit they are being run by a bunch of criminals
— Why it is important for the US military to avoid conflict with major powers like Russia and China
— Why he calls the US Military the largest public jobs program

As you will hear in part one of our interview below…..

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Amanera Playa Grande Resort Featured In Forbes ArticleForbes just published an indepth article about the Playa Grande/Amanera resort development project just down the road from Cabrera.  As you will read in this article, this is clearly a development that caters to the rich and famous with million dollar+ lots for villas, multi-million dollar villas, hotel rooms that run from $1,000 to $6,000 per night and amenities that are befitting such an exclusive resort.

We saved you a little time by narrating Keith’s article in the video below.  This indepth article was written by Keith Flamer, a Forbes travel writer, and can be found at “Dominican Republic’s Exclusive Playa Grande & Amanera Resort Seduces Rich., Famous & Adventurous“.

Amanera Playa Grande Golf Resort Designed By Robert Trent Jones

Amanera Playa Grande Golf Resort Designed By Robert Trent Jones

So why does this matter to you.  Several reasons.

  • this kind of extensive development brings jobs and prosperity to the local economy.
  • it makes far more investors aware of the unique opportunities available in this area.
  • many of you are purchasing comparable oceanview properties for approximately 5% of what they are paying just 10 minutes down the road….

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Firefighter And EMT Describe Their Search For A Retirement Haven – Part 3

Retire Early and Retire Offshore… In this third part of our three part video interview, Doug and Sherry explain the steps they took over the last several years to search for an expat retirement haven that is most ideal for their family.  They discuss a variety of topics and drive home the point that research […]

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Fireman and EMT Expats Discuss Reactions Of Family And Friends – Part 2

As you start to explore the possibility of moving offshore for retirement, you will likely face two very different reactions from family and friends.  A few will admire your wanderlust and secretly (or maybe even outwardly) express their desire to be right along with you.  But if your experience is typical, a larger number of […]

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Fireman and EMT Spouse Describe Their Expat Journey

I had the pleasure to interview an American fireman and his EMT spouse that have been on the path to discover an offshore early retirement haven for several years.  After researching Mexico, Belize, Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica it looks like they have finally settled on Cabrera on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic for […]

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Crazy Up North – Or Is It All By Design

Sitting here in the relative safety of my home on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, I have to wonder what the heck is going on in our northern neighbor… the United States. You have two presidential candidates…. one (Trump) scares the bejeeezus out of every deeply entrenched politician in Washington along with half […]

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