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An Interview with Ernesto Perez-Carrillo

Owner, El Credito Cigar Co., makers of La Gloria Cubana, La Hoja Selecta, El Rico Habano and Dos Gonzales cigars.
Marvin R. Shanken
From the Print Edition:
James Woods, May/Jun 97

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Carrillo: In Miami, we produced about 1.2 million.

CA: How many of those are La Gloria Cubana?

Carrillo: La Gloria Cubana was about 80 percent of the production.

CA: Are you at a point now where you can't produce more than 1.2 million in Miami?

Carrillo: Right.

CA: Are you at your total capacity in Miami?

Carrillo: I'm at it now.

CA: In your factory in the Dominican Republic, how many different brands are you producing?

Carrillo: We are producing La Gloria Cubana, La Hoja Selecta, El Rico Habano and Dos Gonzales.

CA: How many cigars did you produce between April and December?

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