Favilli S.A. and Diplomático, a Venezuela rum brand, are discontinuing the Diplomático cigar line this month.

Introduced three years ago, the three-vitola line was created to pair with Diplomático rum and designed to look like the Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum brand. It used an Ecuadorian habano wrapper over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from three Nicaraguan regions: Condega, Estelí and Jalapa.

The line was introduced in 2019, when Favilli was still using the “Mombacho Cigars S.A.” name, and branded as Diplomático by Mombacho Cigars S.A. except in Germany where Diplomático is sold under the name Botucal.

“It was a pleasure to be able to collaborate and work with Diplomático Rum for the time I’ve been with Favilli, their team is filled with outstanding folks,” said Jared Michaeli, president and co-founder of Favilli, in a press release. “The project was a success and was so well received by many. For that we are thankful, and especially thankful for Diplomático’s support during the sales and growth of the project. It is always nice to work with a large company who has a clear vision and solid drive, and I am thankful for the learning experience and time spent on this great partnership. I extend my gratitude to Diplomático Rum and all our clients and markets who have supported and helped grow the brand.”

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.