ICC Story

Islamorada Cigar Company was born out of a love for Cigars and the Camaraderie that the smoking and sharing of a Legendary Smoke embodies!

Every ICC Cigar is a Hand Rolled Small Batch Masterpiece using only long Filler grown in Republica Dominicana from Cuban seed, lovingly bound with the highest quality binder and wrapped in a Buttery Smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade or our Rich Maduro Wrapper.

Like many of the finest cigars in the world, the Dominican Republic is home to Islamorada Cigar Company.

ICC’s unique flavor profile is borne of a closely held family blend created and styled over 50 years in the making. ICC uses Cuban seeded Piloto, San Vicente and Olor Dominicano tobaccos brought from Cuba in 1962.

The Artisans behind this Gourmet Boutique Craft Cigar then use their combined 80 years of experience gained at fine Tabacaleras, like Davidoff in the Dominican Republic, to blend just the right mix of Ligera, Visos, Seco and Vilado leafs, aged 6 plus years and wrapped in our World Class Buttery Smooth Shade Grown Connecticut Leaf or our Spicier Habano 2000 Leaf.

These Luxury Cigars will have been caressed by more than 300 pairs of hands before making their way to yours!

So when choosing your next smoke “SMOKE LIKE A LEGEND “ We do!

History of Cigars in Republica Dominicana

The popularity of cigars from this region stems from its history. At the onset of the Cuban Embargo, when all tobacco products became state owned, farmers in Cuba migrated to South America. For many, due to the similarities in climate and soil, they settled in the Dominican Republic. Those farmers—who would become legends in the industry—came from generations of renowned cigar makers, and had many years of experience working in the fields in Cuba. Once settled in their new home, they began to cultivate the top-quality Cuban seed they had brought with them, and started growing the tobacco that has now become world-renowned.

About Tommie D. "Doug" Benefield

The Benefield was created in the Memory of Captain Tommie. D. "Doug" Benefield, Flight Legend and Head Test Pilot for the B-1 Bomber. As a young man I was lucky enough to be exposed to the Grace , Grit , Knowledge, Courage and Sheer Balls of a Generation of Men Like my very good friends Terry and Tommie Benefield Junior's father, Commander Benefield who before losing his life in the pursuit of Aviation taught us about cigars and instilled the sense of camaraderie and celebration that is a Great cigar shared with friends.

I have endeavored to create a cigar that lives up to the legend that was Tommie, D. "Doug" Benefield and with the Blessing of his last Surviving son Tommie Benefield Junior a distinguished Naval Aircraft Carrier Pilot and Squad leader in his own right, we believe this hits the mark like a B-1 Payload! So if you have what it takes to Smoke like a legend, Light up a Benefield Bombero and remember the men of generations past and present that gave all so that we can do just that!