West Tampa Circle of Life

At the 2024 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show, West Tampa Tobacco Co. introduced its fourth regular production line, Circle of Life. For this line, West Tampa turns to the Dominican Republic to produce cigars at Casa Carrillo. The project reunites two General Cigar alumni: West Tampa co-owner Rick Rodriguez and Casa Carrillo owner Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.

“Ernesto has had such an incredible impact on my career. As the first of four Hall of Famers to train under, reuniting with Ernesto on Circle of Life was an opportunity to connect with my past and lay another brick in my future,” said Rick Rodriguez in a press release.

“For years I have shared my stories with consumers around the world. I created Circle of Life to flip the script and be an opportunity for consumers to share their life stories with us.” Rodriguez continued, “my life has been filled with highs and lows and woven together those experiences have made me who I am, I believe that while we all travel different paths in our lives, we all ultimately travel on a similar circle.”

West Tampa has not disclosed the details of the blend of Circle of Life. Packaged in 20-count boxes, the Circle of Life is available in three sizes:

  • Robusto: 5 x 52 (SRP $12.99)
  • Toro: 6 X 54 (SRP $13.99)
  • Gigante: 6 x 60 (SRP $14.99)

The first shipments of Circle of Life will begin in May to both US and international markets.

Photo Credits: West Tampa Tobacco Co.