Words by Dion Peyre
Our dude Dion Peyre is an outstanding individual repping Belize to the fullest as an accomplished businessman, promoter for the highly respected Brotherhood Promotions and general connoisseur of cool. When he brought me (DJ Gravy), Federation Sound and Easytime Sound out of Italy down to Belize last Spring for his brother Mike’s birthday bashment, we got major love everywhere we went with him. The whole time he was smoking some of the finest cigars so it seemed only right to tap him for our long-awaited Top 10 Caribbean Cigars. I thought this would be a great intro for LargeUp readers to get familiar with our Belizean general. Salute!
It is amazing to me that a global phenomenon like cigars is almost entirely produced in the Caribbean (kinda like reggae music). The majority of cigars are produced in the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Nicaragua (although Nicaragua is technically in Central America, it has a Caribbean coast–like Belize–and is a part of the Caribbean world, in my opinion). The following is a list of 10 of my favorite BRANDS of cigars. I will not get into specific cigars because each brand produces many different types/styles/flavor,s from very mild to extremely robust. Several of these cigars are not available in the US because of the embargo with Cuba, but if you can get your hands on them (legally of course) you will see why Cuba is considered the motherland of the cigar world.