This morning in La Romana, Dominican Republic, the Tobacconists’ Association of America formally welcomed A.J. Fernandez to the organization.
The company, which makes handmade cigars in Nicaragua, is one of 32 “associate” attendees at this year’s show. Associate members consist primarily of premium cigarmakers. Other TAA associate members include Altadis USA, Alec Bradley, Arturo Fuente, Ashton Distributors, General Cigar, La Flor Dominicana, La Palina, My Father Cigars, Padrón Cigars, Rocky Patel, Tatuaje and many other cigarmakers.
The main portion of the TAA are the retail members, consisting of some 77 select retailers from across the United States. This show is the 51st in the organization’s history.