Date: October 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Blanco Cigars introduces Above & Beyond internationally. And a few more countries are added to the list of markets where the cigars are available.

Above & Beyond

David Blanco, the CEO of Blanco Cigars, has a background in the military. Just as his father. And that background prompted them to create a cigar for the heroes that sacrificed all. For those that paid the ultimate price. Not just in the armed forces, but also the civil service. As a former deputy sheriff and Chicago Fire Department paramedic, David Blanco knows first hand about those sacrifices. On top of his civil service, he served close to 30 years in the American Army. Both in active duty, National Guard and Reservist. He served 18 months in the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Enduring Freedom which brought him to Afghanistan. And at the same time, his father was serving in Iraq. Currently, Blanco is still an active jumpmaster for the United States Army Reserve. He joins veterans at World War II memorial jumps over Europe every chance he gets.

The Blanco Above and Beyond cigars honor those heroes. Part of the proceeds of the cigars goes to charities that help families of fallen service members, or survivors of tragedies while serving. And the cigars represent that. When a service member gets killed, the family members get an American flag, neatly folded into a triangle. All four sizes of the Above & Beyond are torpedos so that the head of the cigars can get a triangle-shaped blue ring with white stars. That resembles the American flag that the family members of fallen servicemen and women get. The cigar itself is a rebranded classic from Blanco Cigars, the American Legion cigar. The wrapper comes from Nicaragua. It’s a Rosado Habano wrapper. The binder is Honduran. The fillers come from both Nicaragua and Honduras.

Ministry of Cigars - Blanco Cigars introduces Above & Beyond internationally
Blanco Cigars Above & Beyond (picture credit: Blanco Cigars)

New countries

Blanco Cigars was already available in a few international markets. The company recently changed distributor in Germany. And the cigars from Blanco Cigars will also be available in Luxembourg, Vietnam, Pakistan, and the Dominican Republic. There are more countries showing interest according to David Blanco in an email to us. But those countries haven’t opened as of yet. As soon as there is more news, we will report on that.

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