Stogie Geeks #274
Recorded May 18, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
Interview: George Rico, Gran Habano Cigars 2:00pm-2:30pm
The Rico family history in tobacco stretches back to 1920, when Guillermo Rico’s grandfather began growing dark tobacco. His father succeeded him in 1946, and Guillermo recalls following him around the fields as a child and his mother rolling cigars at home. That legacy continues today in Gran Habano with a strong sense of family tradition embedded into every cigar made in Danlí, Honduras, where in 1998 the factory was established and became the birthplace of our premium cigars and the quintessential Gran Habano look.
In 2003, was the year our staple Gran Habano family of handmade cigars was introduced to resounding success by father and son team, Guillermo and George Rico. These long-filler cigars became the core of the company brand with 3 distinct blends: the Connecticut #1, a mild but rich cigar with a Connecticut shade wrapper; the Habano #3, a medium-bodied cigar in Habano wrapper; and our most beloved blend, the Corojo #5, a peppery full-bodied cigar in Corojo wrapper. Consistency has always been insisted with these expert blends, which continue to be our best selling cigars.
The legacy of making cigars at Gran Habano continues to be a family affair. Established in Miami, Florida, Guillermo and George Rico, strive for quality in every leaf and cigar in production.
Stogies Of The Week 3:00PM-3:30PM
Joe H’s Cigars
- Black Label Trading Company BIshops Blend
- E.P. Carrillo Perez-Carrillo Encore
- Liga Privada Único Serie Velvet Rat
- Camacho Coyolar Super Toro
- Crux Guild Toro Extra Marblehead