Old world tradition and state of the art technology are combined in the intricate process of growing tobacco for a Diamond Crown cigar. To avoid damaging or bruising the growing leaves, tobacco fields are still plowed manually with a donkey.
In order to deliver the richest most consistent full flavor possible, Stanford knew he would have to make Diamond Crown a thick cigar. Going against convention, he insisted each size be rolled in a 54 ring-gauge, this allowed for the blending of 6-7 individual leaves, assuring a complex, unparalleled flavor.
All tobacco used in a Diamond Crown cigar is aged for a minimum of five years before it ever reaches the roller. The proprietary aging process includes barn aging, temperature controlled aging rooms and oak barrels from the Bordeaux region in France.