Date: May 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Meet & Greet with David Blanco in Eindhoven. On Monday, June 10, Tabakado is hosting an event. And the guest of honor is David Blanco from Blanco Cigars. This is the chance for Dutch cigar aficionados to meet Blanco in person.

Mariska Kelch is the proud owner of Tabakado. She owns the shop with her mother Wil. But Kelch is also the owner of Kelch Trading. That’s a cigar importer & distributor in The Netherlands. And one of the brands Kelch Trading represents is Blanco Cigars. Plus she owns a blend, El Pino Blanco. Blenden by Mariska and David Blanco. The El Piño Blanco comes in Corojo and Maduro.

The event will take place in Valkenswaard, only a few kilometers from Tabakado. The location is Het Oude Wandelpark. That’s the same location as the yearly “Tabakado Meet & Greet”. Tickets are available via for €19,95. Tickets include finger food and cigars.

Ministry of Cigars Meet & Greet with David Blanco
David Blanco

Blanco Cigars

Blanco Cigars was founded in 1998. But the family can be traced back generations. The Blanco family was working in the tobacco industry in Pinar del Rio before the revolution. Just as their cousins, Plasencia Cigars. And it’s Plasencia who produces cigars for Blanco Cigars.

David Blanco is the CEO of the family business. Before he joined the cigar company, he was in the military. Just like his father. Where his father Cesar was deployed in Iraq, David spent time in Afghanistan. He was also a deputy sheriff in Chicago. And a firefighter & paramedic. Blanco Cigars still supports the military heavily.

So if you are in the neighborhood of Eindhoven on June 10th, go to the Meet & Greet with David Blanco.

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