Cigar Factories 101: Tabacalera PalmaBy Mariana Heredia
Tabacalera’s Palma History
Their story kicks off when Spaniard José Manuel Blanco Lozada moves to the Dominican Republic and peruses his dreams. His main focus was exporting tropical fruits and tobacco. However, it was his son José Arnaldo Blanco who took the initiative to grow tobacco. His wife, Irene Dominguez, and Jose Arnaldo were both committed to the trade of cocoa beans, fruits, meats, and of course, tobacco. In 1925 José Arnaldo Blanco II established Tabacalera Palma SA. Later on, he filed for industrial registration. Tabacalera Palma became one of the first cigar company manufacturers in the Dominican Republic. Keep reading to find out more about Tabacalera Palma factory tours and where you can buy their cigars for sale.
Tabacalera Palma Factory
Today, Tabacalera Palma SA is a vibrant company that has a positive impact on the community. The company contributes to the direct employment of many citizens and supports charities such as firefighter patrons, Tamboril orphanage, and some sports organizations. The company employs more than 350 local citizens, of whom more than 70% are women, and indirectly employs more than 1,500 employees in all businesses. These artisans are responsible for the production of top-quality cigars such as:
Since Mr. Blanco became the CEO of Tabacalera Palma, they have developed many private companies. and labels to many world-leading cigars. In addition, Tabacalera Palma company has developed and improved tobacco planting, harvesting, curing, and processing technologies, which are ideal factors for improving cigar quality.
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Even though Tabacalera Palma 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 Dominicana, La Aurora, VegaFina, and many more! You can book your tour online today with your ideal dates.
Additionally, you can find Tabacalera Palma cigars for sale at Cigar Country. Purchase today with the best price on the market and at a DUTTY FREE price. Our cigar experts will guide you through your purchase and offer suggestions to expand your collection.
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