General Cigar Departure - Cigar News - PuffingCigars.com
Cigar News

Interesting cigar news, press releases, and insider information from the tobacco industry.

Shop Reviews

Smoking establishments reviewed by pricing, people, and the collective atmosphere.

Cigar Reviews

Information includes: history, construction, draw, burn, taste, and overall opinion.

Cigar Videos

Interviews, cigar reviews, and news coverage all done on video for your viewing pleasure.

Lifestyle & Culture

Cigar pairings, restaurants, vacations, history and all encompassing social aspects.

Home » Cigar News

General Cigar Departure

Submitted by Rob on January 26, 2009 – 10:24 amNo Comment

la-gloriaErnesto Perez-Carrillo, the original maker and owner of La Gloria Cubana cigars, is leaving General Cigar Co.

General Cigar Co., owned by Swedish Match, purchased El Credito Cigars from Perez-Carrillo in 1999 for an undisclosed sum of money.

Perez-Carrillo was kept on by General Cigar Co. to run the day to day operations and oversee production. His official last day with the company will be March 15, 2009.

One of the main reasons I decided to leave is that my children want to get involved with the new company,” Perez-Carrillo told Cigar Aficionado in an interview. “The opportunity to work with my kids is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Perez-Carrillo and his family will essentially be starting from scratch. General Cigar Co. will retain all of the factories and personnel currently involved in making and marketing of the cigar.

Internet forums have been in an uproar of excitement because many believe the cigars suffered by being under the General Cigar Co. control.

We wish Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and his family luck and success with their new ventures.

Interesting articles that mention Ernesto Perez-Carrillo: Legacy of Dreams and Rolling and Unraveling Through Thick and Thin and Smoking the Result.

Social Bookmarking:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • MySpace
  • Reddit
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Print
  • email

Related Articles:

  1. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Launches Website The debut of the new cigar line from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo...
  2. New Macanudo and C.A.O. sizes from General Cigar One of the largest manufacturers of cigars, General Cigar Company,...
  3. Cigar Industry Consolidation Luxury cigar brand Davidoff (Oettinger Davidoff Group) has officialy taken...
  4. Black Band Project Black Band Project, BlackBandProject.com, has been creating a lot of...
  5. Culebra Cigar Story Culebra cigars are a unique cigar that has been around...

Comments are closed.