American Caribbean Cigars is a company has operated a factory in Estelí, Nicaragua for quite some time. They have produced cigars for companies such as Gurkha, Toraño, and Leccia Tobacco. In 2015, American Caribbean released its very own brand called La Rosa de Sandiego. Since then this has been a brand on the rise while continuing to attract clients to make cigars at the factory.
This year, two of American Caribbean Cigars’ key clients, The Traveler Cigars and Kevin Schweitzer‘s Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group, shared the booth real estate with American Caribbean Cigars.
While American Caribbean Cigars was showcasing the five blends of La Rosa de Sandiego, the company also introduced two new brands.
First up was American Caribbean’s The Bouncer. It’s a blend that features a San Andres wrapper over a Sumatra binder and Nicaraguan fillers from Estelí, Jalapa, and Ometepe. It’s available in three box-pressed sizes: Robusto (4 1/2 x 52), Toro (5 1/2 x 56), and Gordo (6 x 60).
American Caribbean also introduced another brand, Bella Mundo. Alex Menendez of American Caribbean was quite proud of this cigar. It consists of a Brazilian Cubra wrapper, Sumatra binder, and Nicaraguan Criollo in the filler. It’s available in three sizes: Petit Robusto (4 1/2 x 48), Magnum (6 1/2 x 56), and Exquisito Figurado (5 3/4 x 44).
For Vintage Rock-A-Feller Cigar Group, it’s the second IPCPR since Schweitzer took over the company in 2017. The company was showcasing cigars made at the American Caribbean Cigars factory.
The company was highlighting the Rock-A-Feller Vintage Red Label Maduro Lancero. It’s a classic 7 x 38 vitola in the Red Label Maduro line. The blend features a San Andres Mexican wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder, and all Nicaraguan filler.
In addition, the company highlighted its popular Vintage Rock-A-Feller Gold Series. It’s a limited edition 6 x 52 box press line that uses a San Andres Mexican wrapper, an Ecuadorian binder, and all Nicaraguan filler. The company also was showcasing gold bouillon ashtrays. These products pay homage to the fact that Schweitzer has been a Wall Street Trader for many years.
The Traveler is a brand owned by Emiliano Lagos. After doing cigar events for many years, Lagos decided to launch his own brand in 2017. He is teaming up with American Caribbean Cigars to make his brand.
The Traveler originally launched in Europe, but now has started to make his way through the states. Because he traveled to do his events, Lagos decided to call his brand “The Traveler”.
Each of his vitolas is named for an international airport. There is a natural line with SKUs including: Narita (5 x 50), JFK (6 x 52), Charles De Gaulle (5 x 56), Barajas (6 x 58). There is a maduro blend consisting of London Heathrow (6 x 54, box press) and Dubai (6 x 52).
2018 Product Reports
- American Caribbean Cigars to Introduce The Bouncer at 2018 IPCPR
- American Caribbean Cigars to Introduce Bella Mundo at 2018 IPCPR
- Rock-A-Feller Vintage Red Label Maduro Lancero Launched at IPCPR
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