December 15, 2015

SANTA JULIA MAKES A COMEBACK

PRESS RELEASE
12/14/2015
For Immediate Release



Miami, Florida - December 14, 2015 - Antillian Cigar Corporation, also known as Sosa Cigars, has developed a year-long project in celebration of their 50th Anniversary making cigars. As many already know, part of this celebration has included the "returning to their roots" campaign where they have re-established older cigar brands that made them who they are in the cigar industry today. This year has already seen the successful rolling out of their Imperio Cubano Miami brand and the Macabi USA brand. The next portion of this project will be reviving the brand, Santa Julia.    

Santa Julia was the name of the farm the Sosa family owned in Taguasco, Cuba. In the 1920's, Don Juan Sosa bought the Santa Julia farm with his son, Arturo Sosa. They grew Sun Grown tobacco to be used as fillers and binders for cigars. The breath-taking Santa Julia farm encompassed over 900 acres of land, and employed mostly Sosa family members and some locals. Unfortunately, this farm was lost to the Castro regime.


As part of the Sosa's celebrating their longevity and consistency in the cigar industry, Arby Sosa felt is was time to re-introduce Santa Julia as a cigar brand. Santa Julia is being made out of La Vega Cubana in Clearwater, Florida. The wrapper used is an Ecuador Habano Oscuro, the binder is Honduran and the fillers are from the Dominican Republic and the quaint village of Condega in the Esteli region of Nicaragua. Santa Julia will be limited to two (2) sizes, Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52) and Toro (6 x 50), and will only produce 20,000 cigars. The first batch will be released in late January 2016. The remainder of the production will be released throughout the upcoming year. M.S.R.P. for the Torpedo size will be $9.90 and the Toro will be $9.60.

About Antillian Cigar Corp:

Antillian Cigar Corporation is the manufacturer of the popular brands of Sosa Classic, 60 by Sosa, Imperio Cubano and Macabi. The Sosa family has been in the cigar business for 4 generations, more than 70 years. The Sosa cigar tradition began at the turn of the 19th century with Don Juan Sosa, a small tobacco grower in the fertile Taguasco region of Cuba. By the 1920's, that farm was one of the largest tobacco-producing haciendas in Cuba. Over the next 30 years, Don Juan's son, Arturo, and grandson, Juan, continued growing and selling their tobacco. Exiled from their homeland in Cuba in 1962, the Sosa family opened their first U.S. store in 1964 in Miami, FL. The Sosa's currently have 2 stores in Florida, including the shop in Downtown Disney. They have their line of cigars in 300 stores across the country. Today, the legacy of quality, handmade cigars made in the Cuban tradition continues with master blender, Juan B. Sosa, alongside his wife, sons and nephews.


       

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