American Caribbean Cigars has been making cigars for other brands for several years now. However, now the cigar manufacturer has a brand of its own. At the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, American Caribbean Cigars launched its new La Rosa de Sandiego line. This is the first brand for American Caribbean Cigars. The line consists of three distinct blends. The line is now currently starting to make its way to retailers.
La Rosa de Sandiego has three offerings: Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro. Each of the three offerings are available in three vitolas.
The La Rosa de Sandiego line pays homage to an area of Cuba known as San Diego de Los Baños. This area is located on the western border of the well-known province of Pinar del Rio. The region is famous for its sulfur hot springs, but also contains a mineral rich soil ideal for tobacco. Starting in 1883, the region saw the first of many cigar factories emerge. There is a tie to the region via American Caribbean Cigars’ President Damian Tapanes’ whose paternal lineage is said to be”woven deep in the tradition of cigar making in San Diego de Los Baños.” With La Rosa de Sandiego, Tapanes set out to create a cigar steeped in Cuban Tradition.
The packaging was produced by the team at Cigar Package Design.
American Caribbean Cigars is known for producing cigars for companies such as Gurkha, Leccia Tobacco, Toraño. The company’s production comes out of Esteli, Nicaragua.
At a glance, here is a look at the La Rosa de Sandiego line:
The three blends in the La Rosa de Sandiego line are produced at American Caribbean Cigars in Esteli, Nicaragua.
La Rosa de Sandiego Connecticut
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler: Nicaragua and Pennsylvania
La Rosa de Sandiego Habano
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Filler: Piloto Cubano, Ometepe, Esteli
La Rosa de Sandiego Maduro
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Filler: Dominican, Esteli, Jalapa
The same three sizes are found across the Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro blends of the La Rosa de Sandiego line.
Robusto: 5 x 52
Toro Gordo: 6 x 54
Immensio XO: 6 x 60
The company has said more line extensions are coming. In fact it recently showed off an 8 x 80 prototype on social media.