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Family Ties

Fifteen family-owned cigar companies
| By Gregory Mottola | From A Tale Of Two Families, September/October 2022
Family Ties
Familial ties are strong in the handmade cigar industry, some of which have lasted more than a century. The knowledge and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation are more than just sentimental marketing buzzwords—they are the very real guiding principles that give this beloved business so much character. With every cigar, a family reputation is at stake, and this is taken very seriously. The Fuente and Padrón families have exemplified this notion, and here are 15 more cigar companies that have kept it all in the family. A.J. Fernandez With the help of his cousin, Nestor Plasencia, A.J. Fernandez was able to get a modest start …
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