Danny Vazquez has announced that he is shutting down Baracoa Cigar Co.

In a letter, he cited uncertainty with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations on premium cigars.


It is with a heavy heart that I announce today, that Baracoa Cigar Company will be closing its doors and The Voyage has ended.

Due to the unsure state of the looming FDA regulations. I’ve decided that it is in the best interest for a company my size, to not move forward.

I want to thank everyone in the industry as well as the great brotherhood of cigar smokers for the amazing support and love that I have received over the past year. These memories will last forever with me. I will continue to be part of the cigar community as well as the social media groups that I have made so many new friends with.

Thank you for everything! And remember, NEVER SETTLE

Danny Vazquez

Vazquez launched Baracoa a little over a year ago with a two-size line made at La Aurora Cigar Factory called The Voyage.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.