Candido Rosario

While no cigar may bear the name of Candido Rosario, his hand has guided some of the finest in the world. After all, as the manager of the famed Tabacalera de Garcia, Rosario oversees the largest premium cigar factory in the world.

Based out of La Romana in the Dominican Republic, Rosario and his team have created some of the most popular smokes on earth including ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo Epic, MONTE by Montecristo, The Banker by H. Upmann and the Montecristo Grupo de Maestros. Born from the passion of their creators, these excellent cigars represent some of the finest craftsmanship found in the Dominican Republic.

Rosario began his journey into the world of premium cigars 25 years ago when he enjoyed his first H. Upmann Churchill. Within four months of this experience, Rosario found a position working in quality control for machine-made cigars. As his expertise grew over the years, he worked his way up to manager of hand bunching, then rolling and finally to overall cigar production.

As manager of Tabacalera de Garcia, Rosario puts the love he felt for his first smoke into every stick the factory produces. His happiest moments are now spent passing that joy on to other tobacconists, along with the heritage and prestige of fine cigars. For Rosario, crafting masterpieces from fine tobacco is nothing less than an art form.

To keep his palate strong, as well as for the pure satisfaction, Rosario smokes no less than three cigars a day. In the morning he enjoys the sweet aroma and medium body of the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real. During the afternoon, he chooses a bold MONTE by Montecristo, and he finishes out the day with his favorite cigar — a ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta.

It took just one cigar to change the life of Candido Rosario and inspire a passion that he has held for 25 years. As manager of Tabacalera de Garcia, he makes it his mission to craft cigars that can do the same for others.


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