Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Cigar Insider Special Report—2014 Retailer Survey
Monday, July 21, 2014
Cigar Aficionado at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Roberto Duran Expands with Two New Brands
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
It’s a New World for A.J. Fernandez
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Return of La Flor Dominicana Salomones
- More from News & Features
Ashton's Aroma de Cuba Brand Now Rolled in Garcia Factory
Posted: July 10, 2009
Ashton's economically priced La Aroma de Cuba brand, formerly produced in northern Honduras by Altadis U.S.A. Inc., is now being made by Jose "Pepin" Garcia in Nicaragua at the My Family Cigars factory. Ashton moved the operation earlier this year, and has made some changes to the brand.
La Aroma de Cuba was first released in 2002 as a budget-friendly premium cigar manufactured at Altadis's Flor de Copan S.A. factory in Honduras. This year Ashton decided to turn the operation over to Garcia, who makes San Cristobal, La Aroma de Cuba Edición Especial and other cigars for the Philadelphia company.
"We made the decision to move the brand from Altadis in Honduras to the Garcia family's factory in Nicaragua," said Ashton vice president Sathya Levin. "It is nothing against Altadis, but we were very impressed with Pepin's work, and everything we've done with him has had such a positive customer response."
For more on this story, see the current issue of Cigar Insider.
You must be logged in to post a comment.