The A. Turrent Cigars came about from over 110 years of excellence in the tobacco business for Alejandro and Alberto Turrent. Their Mexican cigars are not only well known, but their tobacco farms are also the largest in the country when it comes to growing tobacco for such wonders as A. Turrent Cigars.
The Turrents are a family steeped in the history of this industry, and have strived to remain competitive in this area. This is what led them to creating the line known as the A. Turrent Cigar. There are a lot of companies that choose not to use tobacco grown in Mexico both today and in the past. Many companies decided to go with tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic or Honduras. Luckily, the Turrent family had no intention of doing what other companies did. The A. Turrent cigar is known for its flavor and quality because of the rich tobacco grown in in that country.
While it cannot be disputed that the cigar was born in Cuba, the Mexican people have been involved in production for nearly as long as those in Cuba. It is often held to be true by assorted historians that the art of rolling and smoking tobacco actually started in Mexico with the ancient Mayan culture. This culture would be passed onto the Native American Indians for use as medicines.
The A. Turrent cigar has become the namesake for the Turrent family. In the beginning, they were for the family’s own use and not a commercially sold item. The only way that you could get one of these gems was by becoming a guest by invitation to their home. They were produced by hand one at a time, and even though they are now offered to the public, they are still limited in production because of the time involved in producing them, with an emphasis on quality much more than quantity.
From the earliest days of tobacco production, the seedlings would be started on a mountain side, and then transferred to the fields once they began to grow. This was to maintain the plants, keeping the insects from eating the seeds, and the rain from washing them away. It is know-how such as this that allows a high quality of tobacco to be produced by the Turrent family.
Upward of 19,000 cigars are produced daily at the Turrent farm and factory. The more difficult cuts are done by the most experienced rollers. If you were to tour the inventory room you would likely see cigars numbering in the millions awaiting shipment. As they wait in the cedar room, the room itself lends a slight hint of cedar to the aroma of the sticks, as well as allowing it to rid itself of any excess moisture.
From their first offering, which was the El Aguila cigar, to the A. Turrent line, you will find quality tobacco from the Veracruz area of Mexico to be a treat for the aficionado in your life, as much as for yourself.