At Gran Habano, we believe that greatness takes time. With four generations of dedication to our craft, we continue to honor our humble beginnings while embracing the future. Founder Guillermo Rico, a tobacco farmer and cigar maker, has built our brand slowly and steadily, ensuring that each cigar we produce embodies the utmost attention to detail and uncompromising quality. Our roots in the world of tobacco run deep, dating back to 1920 when Guillermo's grandfather first cultivated dark tobacco. The tradition was passed down through the generations, with Guillermo's father taking over in 1946. As a child, Guillermo would follow his father through the fields, while his mother expertly rolled cigars at home. This rich family history is woven into every cigar we create, infusing them with a sense of tradition and heritage.
In 1998, Gran Habano found its home in Danlí, Honduras, where our factory was established. It quickly became the birthplace of our premium cigars and the embodiment of the quintessential Gran Habano look. Then, in 2003, Guillermo and his son George introduced our staple Gran Habano family of handmade cigars to resounding success. These long-filler cigars became the heart of our brand, featuring three distinct blends: the mild and rich Connecticut #1 with a Connecticut shade wrapper, the medium-bodied Habano #3 with a Habano wrapper, and our beloved peppery full-bodied Corojo #5 with a Corojo wrapper. These expertly crafted blends have consistently delighted our customers, making them our best-selling cigars.
Today, Gran Habano remains a true family affair. Based in Miami, Florida, Guillermo and George Rico lead our team with a commitment to excellence in every leaf and cigar we produce. We are driven by honesty, passion, and the desire to create exceptional cigars that stand out from the crowd. With a sense of originality at our core, we look forward to the future with optimism and gratitude for those who have come to know and love our brand.
Welcome to Gran Habano – where tradition meets innovation, and every cigar tells a story.