Florida's Grown
The Sunshine State was once a major grower of cigar tobacco and the cigarmaking capital of America. Today, two companies are determined to restore the state’s cigar heritage
Driving through Clermont, Florida, on a crisp spring morning in his pickup truck, Jeff Borysiewicz steals another look at his phone and furrows his brow. He’s worried. It’s perhaps the third time he’s checked his mobile device since leaving his Corona Cigar Co. superstore on Sand Road in Orlando 30 minutes ago. Borysiewicz isn’t concerned about traffic. Rather, he’s uneasy over the 10 to 15 mile per hour easterly wind and overnight temperatures that dipped to almost 40 degrees Fahrenheit, cool for this time of year. “I never really worried about the weather before, except for hurricanes. But now…” His voice trails off, and he takes a puff of his cigar. A little over …
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