Nestor Rodriguez

For more than 36 years, Nestor Rodriguez has been an essential member of the largest premium cigar factory in the world – Tabacalera de Garcia. With a dedication to his work and a passion for excellent tobacco, Rodriguez is committed to producing only the finest smokes as Tobacco Operations Manager.

Along with thousands of other employees, Rodriguez is based out of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Across every stage of production, it is his job to ensure the fine tobaccos are handled properly to guarantee premium cigars of the finest quality. With notable successes including ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo Epic, The Banker by H. Upmann and countless others, it is clear that his attention to detail has paid off.

As the son of a tobacco farmer, cigars have always been in Rodriguez’s blood. After coming into the city, he jumped at the opportunity to learn more about the premium cigar industry. With more than three decades of experience, he is undoubtedly one of the most knowledgeable experts in the world. With such intimate comprehension of the crafting of fine cigars, he was the clear choice to oversee the quality of every tobacco leaf.

As Tobacco Operations Manager, Rodriguez is at home among the many employees he counts as friends and family. While it would be easy to rely on his ample experience, Rodriguez relishes the chance to learn more about the cigars he loves each day. After all, the more he learns, the more he can appreciate each and every smoke.

As a true connoisseur, Rodriguez smokes no less than three or four cigars each day. While he has access to any number of fine cigars, he swears by the ROMEO by Romeo y Julieta whether it is morning, noon or night. A personal favorite since its creation, Rodriguez is drawn to its rich aromas, considerable strength and fantastic blend of flavors.

Born from generations of tobacco growers, Nestor Rodriguez has devoted decades to the creation of premium cigars. After more than 36 years of experience, this Tobacco Operations Manager enjoys nothing more than ensuring that every cigar he helps produce reaches a rigorous standard of quality.


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