On Episode 9 of Let’s Get Pairing, Tripp Waldrop and Denis Tsvang take on pairings with the West Tampa Boliche Blvd.
Today we assess the West Tampa Tobacco Co. Red in the Toro size. This is a review of the third regular production line from West Tampa Tobacco Co.
West Tampa Tobacco Company has announced its second limited edition release, Boliche Blvd. Boliche Blvd is a section of Columbus Drive in Tampa, Florida, that is known for its Cuban culinary eateries and bakeries. It is named for a popular dish made from eye round roast, chorizo sausage, and tomato sauce. The Boliche Blvd cigar […]
In 2022, the launch of West Tampa Tobacco Co. caught the attention of many people. The company was started by Rick Rodriguez and Gus Martinez, both formerly of General Cigar Company. Rodriguez had spent the better part of the last decade as the blender and brand ambassador for CAO Cigars. Shortly after a (very) brief […]
The 2023 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show was the second one for West Tampa Cigar Company. This venture started a little over a year ago and is a company owned by General Cigar Company alumni Rick Rodriguez and Gus Martinez. The eve of the Trade Show saw West Tampa announce another General Cigar alumni, […]
Back in May, at the FatAsh Cigar and Lounge’s My Old Kentucky Herf event, Luciano Meirelles and Rick Rodriguez quietly sold out a limited edition collaboration they worked on called The Maker. Today, the duo announced an additional 100 boxes of The Maker will be will made available. The collaboration will be distributed and sold […]
West Tampa Tobacco Company has announced that Rami Dakko has been named its Director of North American Sales. After working in the retail sector, Rami joined General Cigar Company as a Territory Sales Manager. West Tampa Tobacco Company co-founders Rick Rodriguez and Gus Martinez were also General Cigar Company employees at one time. “To support […]
West Tampa Tobacco Company has announced it has shipped its third regular production, the West Tampa Tobacco Red. The company says it has not only begun to ship to U.S retailers, but to its retailers worldwide. “West Tampa Tobacco Co. continues to focus on serving the global cigar community. It is important that we take […]
Today we take a look at the second of the inaugural releases by West Tampa Tobacco Company, the West Tampa Tobacco Co. Black. West Tampa Tobacco Company was formed by two former alumni of General Cigar Company, Rick Rodriguez and Gus Martinez. Rodriguez is best known for spending over a decade as the blender/ambassador for […]
In 2022, Rick Rodriguez, known for his long tenure at General Cigar Company and over a decade as the blender/ambassador for the CAO brand, would launch West Tampa Tobacco Company. This is a venture that Rodriguez is working on with another former General Cigar alumni, Gus Martinez. The name West Tampa Tobacco Co. pays homage […]