Cigar factories and factories in the Dominican Republic, probably more than in Germany, the small breweries. Each village has a small shop for the sale of cigars, and therefore there are people that these cigars twist. Of course, there are large production, such as Famous Brand Arturo Fuente is produced at a plant in Santiago, in the north of the island.
Travel agencies arrange excursions to the next factory and "their" shops, but we decided not to go the simple route and visit the small textiles and very good shop in Santo Domingo.
Inspection started with raw materials. Captain Obvious told us that the cigar is made from tobacco leaf. As this list grows and going, we unfortunately could not see (but those who are interested can read an interesting story about this at this link). All sheets are carefully inspected and sorted.
After collecting the sheets were dried in the sun, and then dried indoors. Right on the floor.