A massive fire that occurred in the early morning hours has destroyed Tabacalera William Ventura.  Tabcalera William Ventura is the factory behind brands such as ADVentura Cigars, Caldwell, Freud Cigar Company, and Room101 Cigars.

Marcel Knobel, co-owner of ADV McKay Cigars, the makers of ADVentura Cigars issued the following statement:

“With a heavy heart we inform you that Tabacalera William Ventura burned down this morning. We don’t have any information as to the cause of the fire, but thankfully no injuries to report. Regardless of the findings of the investigation, the cause doesn’t change the outcome. We have lost everything. Nothing in the factory is salvageable. The smaller factory from Henderson’s father near ours still remains. Currently that factory produces smaller projects, but we will move production there immediately until we resolve the situation. We are working tirelessly to keep from dramatically disrupting our work flow, but rest assured we will be back stronger than ever. We acknowledge we have suffered a great loss, but our commitment to excellence is our sole focus. Tabacalera William Ventura is broken hearted for their clients whose brands have become known and loved by so many. Their commitment to provide the best cigars will not be compromised. They will not rush the process. Their process is what makes Tabacalera William Ventura. We will be back. We ask but one favor of the cigar community, please be patient with the brands whose cigars we manufacture. Please be patient with all of the retailers who carry the products we produce. We need your support now more than ever.”

A statement was also provided by Henderson Ventura, co-owner of ADV McKay Cigars, “I’m a factory owner. I’m a blender. I am a father, and I am a son and have many responsibilities to my family, however, right now my focus is our clients and the consumers. Much love and respect to everyone, and thank you for your patience with us during this difficult time.”

Cigar Coop has also learned that the fire impacted Intercigar S.A., the facility owned by Maurice Koks.

This is a developing story.

Photo Credits: ADV & McKay Cigar