Back in the days before the "cigar boom" of the 1990's, Don Tomas cigars were made in Danli, Honduras with tobaccos acquired from nearby Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco farms. These originals had all the well-known characteristics of a hand-rolled Honduran cigar: consistently rich in flavors with a smoothness that is made them a pleasure to smoke. During the boom, however, these tobaccos became scarce and, because of the shortage, also became more expensive. So the makers of Don Tomas turned to alternate sources, like Indonesia, Columbia and Mexico where the supply of tobacco was more abundant, if not of slightly less quality, and less costly. Until today, Don Tomas has continued to use these less than optimum tobaccos for their Natural and maduro blends. Today under the guidance of Villazon's renowned cigar master, Estelo Padron, the Don Tomas Clasico returns to its classic Honduran roots with new blends that once-again use the rich, full-flavored Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos that made the original Don Tomas one of the best Honduran cigars in the world.