JC Newman

June 20, 2024


Premier Tobacco Imports is pleased to announce the distribution of Artesano Del Tobacco to the Canadian Market. This includes Viva La Vida that was originally created in 2019 by Billy and Gus Fakih with AJ Fernandez along with their new creation EL Pulpo that was released in 2023, also created by Billy and Gus Fakih with AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua.

Viva la Vida are 100% Nicaraguan puros and offer a medium to full bodied blend of smoking pleasure. The EL Pulpo is draped in a Mexican San Andreas wrapper with Nicaraguan filler and binder grown by AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua. The El Pulpo, like the Viva la Vida is made by AJ Fernandez

“I clearly remember meeting Billy and Gus last year at PCA ’23. I had the pleasure of smoking the El Pulpo that was given to me by the brothers. I had zero intention of importing into Canada another brand, but I was floored by the blend, it was that special. After smoking about half the cigar, I returned to the Artesano booth, and I sat with the brothers to gain information on the cigar. Once I found out it was made by AJ Fernandez, I knew I had to bring the Artesano products to the people of Canada. Since I have been the exclusive distributor of AJ Fernandez in Canada for many years, partnering with the brothers was like a match made in heaven - Sal Lucchetta of Premier Tobacco Import

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