Date: October 2018
Author: Inspector Z

Elie Bleu returns to The Netherlands. Elie Bleu is probably the world’s most renowned humidor builder. Their humidors are top-notch, highest quality, great craftsmanship, very detailed but come with a price that matches the quality and workmanship.

For years Elie Bleu wasn’t available on the Dutch market. Elie Bleu doesn’t work with distributors. They deal with shops directly and for the last few years, no orders from Dutch shops came in. That changed during the Intertabac trade show. Cigaragua owner Sasja van Horssen was looking for some high-end humidors to sell in his shop and ordered a shipment of several sizes and designs from the French company. They are expected to arrive at the shop soon.

Ministry of Cigars - Elie Bleu returns to The Netherlands

Elie Bleu

In 1976, the workshop of Elie Bleu opens in the heart of the Faubourg Saint Antoine, the cradle of Parisian cabinet making. It takes almost twenty years before the French brand starts to sell internationally. The cigar market was booming in the USA. An American journalist discovered the ELIE BLEU cigar humidor which he immediately recommended to his readers.

In 1997, Elie Bleu opens its first boutique in Paris in the 8th arrondissement in the heart of Parisian luxury to optimally display its products for an international clientele of “aficionados” already conquered. Elie Bleu creates new product ranges, particularly for the luxury watchmaking industry such as watch winders, with range simulators for automatic watches. The official presentation was made at the Basel trade fair in 2005. Russian customers fell in love at first sight.

New workshop and sustainability

As the business was growing significantly, Elie bleu moved to the outskirts of Paris to more spacious and modern workshops. The workshop also receives the label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company). Elie Bleu is committed to take action and fight against global warming. We seek to reduce our CO2 emissions by acting on all aspects of our business. We also offset our emissions by planting a tree for each product Elie Bleu. One product Elie Bleu sold is equal to one tree.

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