Grammy Winning Recording Artist Tomasito Cruz Releasing Candela Cigar Brand - Cigar News

Grammy Winning Recording Artist Tomasito Cruz Releasing Candela Cigar Brand – Cigar News

Four-time Grammy Winner Tomasito Cruz is starting his own cigar brand: Candela. The Cuban born musical artist will host a release party at Empire Social Lounge Downtown Dadeland located at 8955 Dadeland BLVD Miami, Fl. 33156. Event to take place this Friday, January 14th at 6:00PM.


Born in Pinar del Rio, Tomastio’s earliest memories are of his grandmother rolling cigars. An avid cigar smoker Tomasito Cruz felt it was the right time to pour the same passion into cigars that he did into music. Tomasito chose to collaborate with Tabacalera CM located in Estelí, Nicaragua. The name Candela (translates to fire) was chosen for his first release and is the namesake of his first album. His future cigar releases will carry the names and colors of his subsequent albums.

Grammy Winning Recording Artist Tomasito Cruz Releasing Candela Cigar Brand - Cigar News

The Candela cigar uses an Ecuadorian Candela and Ecuadorian Habano double wrapper. The rest of the blend uses a Jalapa binder and fillers from Jalapa. Candela comes in only one size, a 6 x 52 toro and in boxes of 10. Each cigar has an MSRP of $14. The cigar is described as medium to full-bodied.

Grammy Winning Recording Artist Tomasito Cruz Releasing Candela Cigar Brand - Cigar News

“Candela is the legacy of my ancestors, mixed with a musical theme and dedicated with love to all who carry within our Latin essence.”

Tomasito Cruz


The Cuban born Tomasito Cruz earned his global acclaim as a singer, songwriter, producer, and master percussionist. Blending ChaChaCha, Son, Rumba, Afro, Timba, Guaracha, Pilon, and Bolero, Tomasito showcases traditional music, his way. His creativity has earned him 4 Grammys while being nominated for a total of 5. Tomasito has performed alongside some of biggest legends in Latin music to include Celia Cruz, Arturo Sandoval, Willy Chirino, Israel Lopez Cachao, and many others. Empire Social Lounge now has the honor of showcasing Tomasito’s talent alongside the “Latin Social” Duo every Friday.