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An Interview with Edgar M. Cullman Sr.

Chairman of the Culbro Corporation
Marvin R. Shanken
From the Print Edition:
Bill Cosby, Autumn 94

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C.A.: Is it different today than it was 10 years ago?

Cullman: I would say that it is probably somewhat different--like everything, it changes. The tobacco changes, but we think we control what we grow and buy in Dominican, which is very fine tobacco and very much like Havana tobacco--as much as it can be. We grow it there and it is grown for us.

C.A.: How large is the Macanudo brand?

Cullman: It is quite large.

C.A.: Can you give me an approximation? I hear numbers around 10 million.

Cullman: That's on the low side.

C.A.: Has it peaked?

Cullman: Of course not.

C.A.: About how much of Macanudo's production comes from Jamaica today?

Cullman: Eighty percent is produced in Jamaica and 20 percent in the Dominican Republic. The division was only done to protect ourselves from any difficulty we might have in any one country.

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Ed Harvey — Auburn, WA, United States,  —  August 31, 2011 3:19am ET

Mr, Cullman you will be missed, and it would have been interesting to see, an updated interview, since things have changed quite a bit since this one was done, along with the loss of smoking rights, and the Cigar Industry in general...

Derek Wotton — Deltona , Florida ,  —  July 21, 2013 6:56pm ET

Wow a look into the past!

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