Famous Cuban Cigars Factories
Havana Partagas factory (also known as the Francisco Perez German) was established in 1845 by Jaime Partagás who has been already long in the cigar business. But before establishing his own factory, he created the brand "La Flor de Tabacos de Partagas y Compania" in 1844 that actually marked the birth of the new cigar star - the Partagas cigars.
However in 1868, Jaime Partagás was killed by his business competitors (according to another version, it was one of the rivals in his love affairs). The factory descended to his family - wife and three children. But they soon sold it to another businessman Juan A. Bances who didn't run for too long either. The factory was sold again to the firm of Cifuentes, Fernández y Cía in 1900. It is known that the firm Cifuentes, Pego y Cía (Mr Fernandez has left the company, and they emerged with Francisco Pego Pita) acquired the rights to the Ramón Allones brand and started producing a new brand Cifuentes.
In 1940 the firm has changed its name again, and became Cifuentes y Cía. They have also acquired the rights to Bolívar and La Gloria Cubana, starting their production at the Partagas Factory. It became the second largest exporter of Cuban cigars by 1958 (the H.Upmann factory holding the first place).
The Partagas Factory has since been renamed as Francisco Pérez Germán factory and is a very attractive tourist destination.
The Por Larranaga Cigar Factory has been founded in 1834 by Ignacio Larrañaga - a Spaniard who came to Havana in 1825. They have released the following cigar brands at this factory: Habanos 1834, Rough and Ready, La Guipuzcoana and Alexander II. The factory soon became very popular and known for producing both expensive and cheap cigars of highest quality. They were the first to introduce machine-made cigars in 1925.
The factory has been sold to several proprietors, changing its name for several times until its production transferred to the cigar department "La Corona". The building on the Carlos III Avenue is still used as a cigar factory.
Romeo y Julieta cigar brand was established in 1875 by Inocencio Alvarez and Mannin Garcia. They've chosen this name from famous Shakespeare tragedy, "Romeo Y Julieta". The brand has achieved immediate recognition and became very popular among aficionados .....
The Romeo Y Julieta cigar factory has been one of the places where a lot of brands were rolled, such as Romeo y Julieta, Cuaba, Quai d'Orsay, El Rey del Mundo, and Saint Luis Rey. However it was closed in 2011 but is said to be soon reestablished in a new factory under costruction outside Havana.
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