Interview: José Blanco
Jose Blanco is a long time industry veteran in the cigar industry. In 1982 he went to work for Empesa Leon Jimenes – located in the Dominican Republic. He spent 18 years working for the cigarette and beer divisions of Leon Jimenes. In 1999 he moved over to La Aurora S.A., the company’s cigar division where he became the Director of Sales. While he worked in sales, he also was greatly involved with cigar blending. In 2011, Blanco relocated for Nicaragua where he became Senior Vice President of Joya de Nicaragua. During his tenure at Joya, he was heavily involved with the making of the CyB cigar. In August 2013, Blanco completed his two year contract at Joya and relocated with his family back to the Dominican Republic
Stogie of the Week: La Aurora Preferidos Gran Reserva 2003
Perffecto: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Dominican Corojo
Binder and Filler: Dominican
MSRP: 16.80 (SmokeInn.com)
What We Have Been Smoking
The complete list of all cigars discussed in this segment can be found on the Episode 68 Stogies Page.
See Paul’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
See Wil’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.
Mark Jr’s List
See Mark JR’s List, complete with pictures, ratings and mini-reviews on his Stogie Feed.