Our Story

our-story

Over half a century ago, what started as a dream became a reality, what was reality became a legacy…….A family legacy that will continue throughout history…

In 1947, Angel and Daniela Rodriguez began the masterful art of cultivating tobacco on their private plantation in the town of Siguaney. The tobacco plantation was called, La Finca de Carmencita. Located in the Las Villas province of Cuba, La Finca de Carmencita specialized in growing, aging, and curing filler tobacco leaves for numerous manufacturers throughout Cuba. By 1952, La Finca Carmencita employed over 20 workers and grew over 120,000 pounds of tobacco annually. Eight years later, the Cuban government nationalized the private plantation and the Rodriguez family was forced to immigrate to the United States. In 1971, the Rodriguez family found a new beginning on the beautiful island of Key West and established the Rodriguez Cigar Factory. Founded in 1984, we stand as the oldest operating cigar manufacturer in the Florida Keys. Rodriguez Cigars are exclusively constructed with vintage leaves that have been cured, aged and constructed through the traditional Cuban manufacturing process.

With over 67 years of being in the tobacco industry our primary mission still, and will always remains the same…To deliver a premium, consistent product enriched with the Cuban Heritage.

The Rodriguez family would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to our loyal customers worldwide. We appreciate your continued support over the past 28 years, and it is because of you that we strive to manufacture a quality product that’s worthy to enjoy during the special moments that life has to offer.