The other day I received a press release from Joel Vazquez Marrero, owner of the Marrero Cigar Company, announcing the opening of a new cigar factory in Tamboril, República Dominicana. This is not going to be your ordinary cigar factory, in fact one could call it an art studio that produces cigars like no other.
Marrero teamed up with cigar artist Felix Gonzalez, the Creator of the most beautiful cigars in the world to open “Fabrica MCR”.
The first production from Fabrica MCR will called “Artistico Salomon” and its 1st edition will be a production run of 2,500 beautiful salomon vitolas packaged in artistic 10-count boxes for a total of 250 boxes.
In a statement in the press release, Joel Vazquez Marrero said:
“I feel privileged to start this venture with a true innovator,
Felix will bring to the cigar industry his lifelong passion and love for the leaf.”
When asked what it means to him start his own Cigar Factory, Felix Gonzalez said:
“It has been a dream of mine to own my own factory after working in the best factories in the world. I’m humbled and honored to be producing Artistic Cigars in my own Factory.
Having been in the industry for almost 30 years and having the privilege to work at Arturo Fuente, Davidoff and La Flor Dominicana. Learning from the top cigar makers in the world. Has given me the experience and confidence to know that if I work hard and follow the lessons I learned from these legends, Joel and I can produce a cigar that we can be proud of.”
Looking at these beautiful creations I am not sure if one should ignite it or frame it. The company notes the MSRP is set at $25.00 and it describes the blend as Criollio 98 Habano Filler, Habano Binder, and a variety of Wrapper leaf depending on the design. They told me they can produce about 100/day.
Availabilty is planned for October 2018 and the company is accepting pre-orders now.
About Marrero Cigar Co.
Marrero Cigar Co. is a premium cigar manufacturer making cigars in Costa Rica and Dominican Republic.