Don Lopez Cigars is a family-run company based out of Miami, FL. Established by Yunior “Don” Lopez with collaboration by the Tabacalera Hernandez Cantillo (THECA) in Esteli, Nicaragua, the brand has become recognized for its unique taste and superior quality. Tracing their roots back to the famous cigar fields and factories of Cuba, the current generation are cigar connoisseurs devoted to creating a fresh and minimalistic outlook to modern day cigars.
In keeping with tradition, the Lopez family maintains the highest quality standards that parallels their Cuban counterparts. Unlike most companies that mass produce by using dozens of rollers, Don Lopez believes in the rule of quality over quantity. Overseen and handled by the top 4 rollers at THECA, Don Lopez cigars are made using the finest tobacco leafs from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which account for its variety of creative blends.
Don Lopez Cigars currently produces four different boxed cigars – El Gran Robusto Maduro (5.5 x 54), El Toro Torpedo (6 x 52), and El Gran Emperador Maduro (6 x 60), and El Gran Emperador Habano (6×60). In addition, Don Lopez produces a variety of bundle lines, which include traditional Salomones, Torpedos, and Churchills. In March 2014, THECA and “Don” began working on a new line of cigars entitled “Xiomara” to commemorate the 60th Birthday of Xiomara Fernandez (mother of Yunior Lopez), who spent years working as a tobacco picker in Havana, Cuba.
Yunior Lopez, President
Omar Companioni, Head of Sales and Distribution
Xiomara Fernandez, Packaging/Shipping Manager
The Don Lopez Difference
Unlike the majority of the cigar companies who purchase mass producing factories, Don Lopez Cigars is privileged to have a stake and personal family connection to THECA- Tabacalera Hernandez Cantillo in Esteli, Nicaragua. All of our cigars receive high priority within the factory, and are made using the finest tobacco leafs from diverse regions of Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico and Ecuador. As makers of fine cigars, we explore the possibilities of creating Cuban-style cigars without using Cuban tobacco. Don Lopez Cigars are made using the entubado rolling technique, are individually draw tested, and are finished with a traditional triple cap head. More importantly, all Don Lopez Cigars are rolled by the top 4 torcedores (cigar rollers) to maintain the highest quality standards.
Don Lopez Cigars, LLC imports and distributes all Don Lopez and THECA products, which include the Don Rogelio cigar line and over 50 different types of Premium bundles.
According to history the first plantations of tobacco came from Cuba during the beginning of the 17th Century. The cities of Trinidad and Pinar del Rio played an important part in the production of tobacco and eventually captured the interest and appeal of American aficionados. By the mid 18th Century, cigar production in Cuba reached an all time high and became a significant source of employment for many Cuban families. Today, Cuban cigars and its makers, continue dominate the world market. Other famous Cuban cigar personalities of the “Lopez” surname include Manuel “Don” Lopez-who created the brand “Punch” in 1840 and Juan Lopez Diaz-founder of Juan Lopez Cigars in 1876.