Authenticity, passion, and a legacy of quality are the best words to describe the maker of Palma Real cigars. “Palma Real” translates to “royal palm”, so you can expect these cigars to be dignified and worthy of any occasion. The legendary cigar maker Jose “Jochy” Blanco is the mastermind behind Palma Real.
Jochy’s family established one of the first cigar factories in the Dominican Republic. The Tabacalera Palma started operating in the Dominican Republic in 1925. Jochy is the fourth generation of his family to be involved in the tobacco business and he has filled in some pretty big shoes.
Since the early 80’s, Jochy has been committed to improving and expanding the family business. In 1995, Jochy moved Tabacalera Palma into a free trade zone, which he founded and dubbed La Palma. This change made Tabacalera Palma a global entity, instead of producing solely for the American market. Jochy has made a name for himself and is one of the most widely respected cigar makers in the industry.
Jochy has devoted a great deal of his time to enhancing the community around Tabacalera Palma. The company is one of the largest employers in the area and Jochy believes it is important to improve the quality of life of those who work to make his cigars possible.
Tabacalera Palma collaborates with La Flor Dominicana to promote the local economy. They have partnered with local small and independent farms to cultivate some of the best tobacco in the Dominican Republic.
In 1997, the Palma Real brand was released. Palma Real cigars feature Dominican Olor long filler tobacco and a Connecticut-seed Ecuador-grown wrapper. These tasty sticks have an incredibly alluring aroma sure to entice aficionados of all flavor preferences.
Palma Real cigars are mild to medium strength and ideal for everyday smokers. These cigars come in bundles instead of boxes which make them more cost-efficient. Mike’s Cigars passes those savings on to you, steal a bundle of Palma Real today!