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Premium Private Cigars from Granada
Berta Amanda Reyes started making cigars in Granada in 1941, selling to domestic buyers in Nicaragua.
Our small batch Premium Private Cigars are made in our Granada Factory. Doña Elba Cigars has become one of the most sought-after Customs Labeled and Blended Premium Cigar makers in Nicaragua.
History of Doña Elba Cigars
How We Started
Berta Amanda Reyes started making cigars in Granada in 1941, selling to domestic buyers in Nicaragua. Cuban emigres brought fine tobacco seeds from Cuba after the revolution, and Berta’s daughter Elba Maria Reyes started the Doña Elba brand using Cuban strains of tobacco.
Her son Marlon expanded the business in 1993, introducing the brand to international customers, including many celebrity cigar connoisseurs. The business grew in a short time to over 200 employees producing more than 100,000 cigars a week.
Doña Elba Now
With the passing of Doña Elba in 2021, Marlon and his sister Eliethe have continued operating the family business. Doña Elba operates out of a 22,000 historical colonial building in Granada.
Berta Amanda Reyes (Founder)
Berta was raised in Granada, the new tobacco entrepreneur of Nicaragua. She grew up in the tobacco fields with her first venture into the industry at the young age of 16. She has followed in her family’s footsteps of making premium cigars.
Nicaragua is the story of Marlon Reyes restarting the Doña Elba cigar after the civil war 15 years. Marlon is dedicated to the selection of tobacco leaves and the management of the process of making Doña Elba premium cigars.
Making Premium Private Cigars since 1941
Take a look at our factory today for a quick look at how our premium cigars are made.
Marlon is the founder of Dona Elba. Marlon. His tasks are many as he cares for and looks after our Granada Factory and also does the sorting and buying of tobacco along with many other tasks. he manages our Esteli and future Granada Factory and looks after our Esteli Factory as we continue to make our larger orders there. Marlon diligently monitors all of our Premium Cigar blends and inspects all shipments.
Cruz, our Master Blender. Cruz manages the formula for our blends. He also is responsible for the distribution of tobacco to the bunchers. Cruz overlooks all of the production of our Premium Cigars. Don’t be surprised if he offers you one of the new blends we constantly work with while you visit us in Nicaragua. Cruz joined in 1996 but was born and raised in tobacco fields having the experience of a master as he is 60 years old.
He manages all plantations and productions. His responsibilities, among other duties, are overseeing the Warehouse Distribution, working with Premium Cigar Label customers, and assisting with private blends for customers. He is back and forth between the factory and plantations fields always improving our quality.
You can see, that Dona Elba has years of experience in making Premium cigars with puro Nicaragua tobacco for retail sales and Private Label customers.