ADVentura Cigars has announced that it will soon be releasing a new cigar in Switzerland called Piece of Heart, but while it will be a temporary exclusive for the country, it will have a charitable tie-in to the Dominican Republic.
The cigar is a 5 x 52 short belicoso that uses a Connecticut shade grown wrapper, Indonesian binder, and fillers from Ecuador and the Dominican Republic to create what the company calls a mild blend. It is being released in humidified pouches of five cigars, each priced at CHF 12 (US$12.06), with two Swiss francs being donated to a new program launched by a charitable organization called El Aposento.
Launched in 2015 by Kerlyn Peña and Gabriella Mejia Peña, El Aposento is a social services project in Tamboril that provides education, social work, youth group programs, voluntary cleaning of neighborhoods, sports programs, and other services to the area, with a focus on the children of cigar manufacturers. It has recently begun working with a local optician, Dr. Marylin Paez, to bring eyeglasses to children in the area whose families can not afford the cost of about $30 per pair.