Jopito Gallo / Hendrik Kelner
The blend is 30% Piloto Cubano, from Jacagua where Jopito had his farm and grew his own tobacco for more than 40 years. This tobacco is grown in the same place and by the same farmers that used to work with Jopito. It’s 30% Habano Vuelta Abajo Dominican filler, harvested at a friend’s farm in an area where Jopito had great influence, Villa González, Santiago, 20% Cameroon grown by the Meerapfel family, one of Jopito´s favorites, and 20% Broadleaf from the U.S., harvested in Connecticut. The wrapper is grown by Monica Kelner, Sister of Hendrik Kelner Jr. and niece of Jopito Kelner. At Cotui, her farm, she harvests this tobacco in an open sky style which adds incredible flavor. The binder comes from Monte Plata, also grown by the Kelner family. A tenacious family tradition!