Just after the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, we caught up with Christian Eiroa of CLE Cigar Company, who joined us as a special guest for Episode 150 of Stogie Geeks. This year Eiroa just celebrated his 20th anniversary in the cigar business. In this in-depth cigar conversation, we take a look at Eiroa’s history in the cigar business and touch on plenty of interesting topics:

  • Eiroa’s beginnings with Camacho Cigars
  • Discussion Authentic Corojo Seed, Candela, and Pre-Embargo Cuban Tobacco
  • The unique 11/18 and 7/05 Sizes introduced at Camacho
  • The sale of Camacho to Davidoff
  • The formation of CLE Cigar Company
  • Expansion, and subsequent consolidation of the CLE brands
  • Discussion of the current brands, including Asylum, Edgar Hoill, and the new Julio Eiroa brands
  • Discussion on the EIROA and CLE Signature Cigars
  • Discussion on the large ring gauge cigars of Asylum
  • Implementation of the Bayer Better Manufacturing Practices.
  • Discussion on some of the new releases unveiled at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show