Happy Birthday El Viejo Continente. Owner and master blender of the brand, Daniel Guerrero, is turning 49 today. Travel to the old world with a great cigar on your birthday today.
El Viejo Continente
El Viejo Continente was born when cigar enthusiast Daniel Guerrero visited Mexico. It was there where he met Emiliano Lagos from Tabacos Costas, a small tobacco company from Nicaragua. With his support, Guerrero created the first El Viejo Continente blend, the El Viejo Continente Classic. From that cigar, more blends spawned. Not just El Viejo Continente Maduro and Connecticut, but also The Circus line of cigars.
The cigars are rolled at American Caribbean Cigars Factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. It is owned by Alex Menendez and Damian Tapanes. The factory is also known for making several other cigars like The Traveler, The Circus, La Rosa de San Diego and several Gurkha lines, including Cellar Reserve Platinum, Heritage Collection, Trinity, Founder’s Select, Jubilee, and Royal Challenge. In fact, Gurkha tried to buy the factory in 2017 but backed out of the purchase early last year. In the past, the factory made cigars for Sam Leccia and Toraño as well.
The company is growing fast and added Angola and The Netherlands to its territory in the last few months. More countries are expected to follow. Not just in Europe, but more Asian and African countries are interested in the cigars. If you can’t find them in your country, don’t worry, maybe next year you can. And you can wish Daniel a happy birthday by smoking an El Viejo Continente, a Circus or a Traveler cigar.