This year Famous Smoke Shop celebrates their 80th anniversary. In order to celebrate the occasion, they collaborated with Aganorsa Leaf Cigars to release an exclusive cigar, Aganorsa Leaf Famous 80th Anniversary. This is a very small bath release that will only be made available one time. It will sell at Famous Smoke Shop’s retail store and online.
“Eighty years is a long time,” said Famous Smoke Shop President and CEO, Arthur Zaretsky. “And Aganorsa Leaf makes great cigars. But the Famous family wouldn’t be where we are today without our customers – and with Aganorsa’s help, I’m able to share something special with them, to celebrate this event together. It’s a connoisseur’s cigar – but it’s very budget-friendly. I’m very happy with the result.”
- Aganorsa Leaf Famous 80th Anniversary
- Size: 6″ x 52 Toro Box-Press (one size only)
- Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
- Binder: Proprietary blend of Nicaragua tobaccos
- Filler: Proprietary blend of Nicaragua tobaccos
- Presentation: Box of 10 cigars
- Famous Retail Price: $89.99 per box of 10 cigars
Famous Smoke Shop has been around since 1939 in upper Manhattan New York City’s started by Zaretsky’s parents. Arthur has been part of the family business from the start and has turned Famous into one of the lartest retailers of premium tobacco products and accessories in the world.
“I consider Aganorsa Leaf to be among the best manufacturers in the business,” said Nicole Patoki, Famous Smoke Shop Retail Store Manager. “Their attention to detail and consistency in crafting flavorful cigars have made them wildly popular in our shop and one of the fastest-growing boutique blends on the market. So I’m excited to be able to offer one of their cigars with our name on it.”
Aganorsa Leaf, previously Casa Fernandez, has been growing Nicaraguan tobacco since 1996. In 2008 the released their first cigar under Casa Fernandez brand at their factory TABSA which is still where their cigars are rolled today.
“For our 80th year, we wanted nothing short of perfection — and Aganorsa helped us achieve that with this Famous 80th Anniversary cigar,” said Jim Charnley, Famous Smoke Shop Director of Purchasing and Merchandising. “When we discussed the details of making it, all we told Max Fernandez Pujals [who oversees cigar production at Aganorsa Leaf] was the cigar had to offer impeccable flavor and quality, and it had to be affordable – because that’s what Arthur’s family built the Famous Smoke Shop legacy on. Max’s group delivered on both fronts, and I’m blown away by how well the cigars turned out. Every expectation we had has been exceeded.” Charnley added, “Only 250 boxes have been made. Some are already gone. And you’ll miss this rare gem entirely if you wait on it.”