July 3, 2013 (Lynchburg, Va.) — Founded by Ryan Kohl in 2013, Gramercy Cigars was formed to pay homage to his grandfather. Ryan’s grandfather, Ed Kohl, has a great, long-standing reputation in the Scotch industry. “I remember my grandfather teaching me about Scotch at a young age. I was always fascinated by the processes and the camaraderie in the Scotch industry,” Ryan stated. He went on to say, “I wanted to create something special that I could share with my grandfather. He’s been a great inspiration to me, and this is the least I could do. There’s not a greater feeling than having a dram of Scotch, a cigar, and a great conversation with my grandfather.”
Gramercy Cigars is debuting their first blend, Gravitas, in select markets. Manufactured at Tabacalera Carreras in Esteli, Nicaragua, Gravitas boasts a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper, Condega binder, and filler from Trojes and Esteli. Three sizes (Corona, Robusto, and Toro) are being offered at this time. Having deep roots in the whisky industry, Gravitas was blended to compliment Scotch whisky. Tasting seminars are being scheduled at select retailers.