Fabien Ziegler has returned to the cigar industry. After spending 19 years with Drew Estate and departing form the company in 2019, Ziegler has been quiet in the cigar industry. Now, Favilli (formerly Mombacho) has announced a collaboration on a specialty series of brands with him. The project started as a result of the friendship between Ziegler and Jared Michaeli, President/Co-founder of Favilli.
The first in the series will launch in July of this year. All cigars in the series will be made in small quantities and will be overseen by Indiana Ortez. Each box will have numbered packaging and a release calendar. More details about the project be announced at an upcoming launch event.
Preparing to share my latest dream with everybody means a lot to me, it has felt like a long time coming and I am ready for the next evolution! I hope all can enjoy the new series as much as I have enjoyed creating it! I could not have done it alone and am blessed to be able to collaborate with a friend like Jared. This project is designed to awaken many people who may be stuck in a product rut and bring about a different approach to how many of us enjoy traditional cigars. From the packaging to brand messaging to the product mix, this series is a totally unique for the industry and in a product space where I hope my expertise can lend the best consumer experience!
Announcing this collaboration is such a great moment for us, and a first in the many new avenues we are embarking on to reach our vision. In my eyes Fabien has always been a titan in the industry, one who has such an impressive client focus, personal attention to detail and excellent work ethic. The match between us is really a perfect fit as this too is our focus at Favilli in our next 15-year quest of new and better direction. Fabien’s experience in cigars is vast and is greatly highlighted in this collaborative series. Being in Granada with a completely different business model than the norm, both the vision and the personalities of Fabien and Favilli fit so well. We are proud to be the home where this collaboration lives, and I am honored to have a friend and industry mentor like Fabien consider Favilli as his preferred partner for the vision.
Jared Michaeli, President/Co-founder of Favilli
Favilli and Ziegler are launching the series in the US, with a Canadian release shortly after. Select international markets will see availability as early as September 2022.