CIGAR CITY, USA (TAMPA, FL)
Cigar city, usa (tampa, fl)
The reason why Tampa is called Cigar City is because Mr. Ybor built the largest cigar factory the world had ever seen at the time in this small location of Tampa. According to the ever interesting Wikipedia, in 1929 cigar rollers in both Ybor City and West Tampa produced over 500,000 havana styled cigars. This achievement gave Tampa not only the nickname of Cigar City but nicknamed it the Cigar Capital of the World. I literally could not have picked a better place to live for my hobby.
There is my friends of brief history. However, if we just to present day we will always seen new craft cigar rollers emerge from the shadows. As aficionados we should always try what they are rolling because cigars are a part of our nation’s past time. So try every blend you can get your hands on and begin your bliss. Just remember, don’t judge a man by the cigar he is smoking, but judge him for the cigar he is yet to smoke.” Happy Trails.
-Maximus, Founder of the Brothers of Bourbon & Broadleaf