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Cigar Factories

Cigar Factories 101: Quesada Cigar Factory

By Mariana Heredia
Cigar Factories 101: Quesada Cigar Factory

An inside scoop at the Quesada Family, how they started, and the origins of the loving tobacco industry. Learn about Manuel “Manny” Quesada and how their cigars brand arrived in the Dominican Republic. Additionally, you can shop for Quesada cigars and book a tour of the factory with Cigar Country.

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Quesada Cigars History

Initially, the Quesada family has been a part of the tobacco industry for over a century. When they first arrived in Cuba from Spain they were bakers. It was in the late 1800s that they began their tobacco business when a debt to the family was paid with tobacco. In 1929, in searching for new and different tobaccos, Quesada Cigars arrived in the Dominican Republic. However, the company remained based in Havana, Cuba until the 1960s.

Later on, a new company was formed by Quesada Cigars to handle the manufacture in the Dominican Republic. Manufactura de Tabacos, S.A., was established in a new free trade zone in Santiago in June 1974. The company began as a small operation, employing just three rollers. With time they were up to 35 rollers and growing!

Nowadays Manuel “Manny” Quesada works with his two daughters, Patricia and Raquel, his niece Esther Quesada, in cigar making. Time and dedication have encouraged the fifth generation to take over. They are in charge of the manufacturing facility and overlook the production of 300 people. Their main goal is to keep making premium cigars at the Quesada Cigar Factory.

Cigar Country

Established in 2000, Cigar Country has grown to become the Dominican Republic’s premier Tobacconist, delivering our curated portfolio of cigars to happy customers around the world. Our Cigar Country Megastore is by far the largest premium cigar store in the Caribbean. The expansive 2,000+ square feet humidor features the finest handmade cigars from the most respected manufacturers in the world.

Even though Quesada Cigars does not offer a tour of their factory you can still enjoy the full experience by choosing Cigar Country Tours. With a wide range of Tabacaleras to choose from you’ll be sure to enjoy firsthand the process and the making of these fine cigars. Exclusive and well-known brands like La Flor DominicanaLa AuroraVegaFina, and many more! You can book your tour online today with your ideal dates.

At Cigar Country you can find your favorite blends from Quesada Cigars for sale. With a wide variety of sizes, flavors, and blends to choose from. You’ll be sure to find the perfect cigar for yourself!

Buy your cigars fresh from the source!

For any further questions regarding Quesada Cigars don’t hesitate to contact Cigar Country via our contact form or live chat.