Santana Cigars Announce First Line - Cigar News

Santana Cigars Announces First Line – Cigar News

Santana Cigars Co. is a brand new cigar company and has announced their first line of cigars, Santana San Andres. The President of Santana cigars is Andy Santana and he comes with years of passion, experience, and love of tobacco that was instilled in him by his grandfather in Cuba. The Santana San Andres blend was a collaboration between Andy and Master Blender William Ventura.

Santana Cigars was born out of passion, history, and serves as a dedication to the family patriarch, his grandfather, Manuel Montero. Manuel, a cigar roller in Havana, Cuba served as a role model for Andy. His adolescent years were filled with trips to farms in Pinar del Rio, the epicenter of Cuban premium tobacco. These childhood memories with his grandfather helped foster his passion for tobacco.

Escaping communist Cuba in 1990 at age 13 Andy Santana landed in Miami, FL. and was reunited with his grandfather who came to the U.S. at an earlier date. Andy went on to earn a degree from Florida International University and opened several successful businesses outside of tobacco. Not satisfied, he decided to pursue what he felt was his destiny. Andy sold his business and purchased “Absolute Cigar Shop”, a cigar lounge in Brickell-Miami. So successful was Absolute Cigar that he opened a second location in Little Havana, Miami. Fast forward Andy wishes to honor his grandfather with the creation of Santana Cigars. The first brand that Santana Cigars will showcase is the Santana San Andres.

Their freshmen release, Santana San Andres is a box-pressed cigar that the company says embodies the characteristics of Mexican San Andrew tobacco, hearty and bold, yet smooth and well balanced. The Santana San Andres uses Dominican corojo and criollo filler and Sumatra binder covered in a Mexican San Andres wrapper. The blend comes in three vitolas: 5 x 52 Box-pressed Robusto $12.00, 6 x 52 Box-pressed Torpedo $13.00, 6 x 54 Box-pressed Toro $13.00. The cigar is rolled at Tabacalera William Ventura.