C.L.E. cigars announced over the weekend that they have formed a partnership with Rolando Reyes Sr.’s family. Although both families agreed not to divulge the terms of the partnership, the factory operations will remain in control of the Reyes family as well as the late Rolando Reyes Sr.’s blends and formulas. As of September 12th, 2016, marketing and sales will be a joint responsibility and will be handled out of Tabacaleras Unidas (C.L.E. Cigars).
Rolando Reyes was a mentor to Eiroa and over the years spent countless hours teaching him about tobacco and cigars in general. He was known for his simple life and true passion and dedication for his craft. Just being around him inspired Eiroa to love tobacco and cigars and taught him to never accept “good enough”.
The first brands they will distribute are Puros Indios which is famous for its peculiar taste and of course, Cuba Aliados. Cuba Aliados was one of the first and most popular Super Star brands during the Cigar Boom. The taste of these cigars is like nothing else you have tasted and if you are “new” to cigars, you are in for a treat.
All of Reyes’ brands were released before 2007 and will be grandfathered in under the new FDA regulation.