Ventura Cigar Co. has acquired Cuban Cigar Factory, a San Diego-based brand of cigars.

Cuban Cigar Factory opened in 1995 and has included a variety of retail storefronts, as well as the cigar brand. The two businesses are now separate and Ventura acquired only the brands.

The company’s brands include Tradicionales, La Palma de Oro, Maestro, Vanilla Sweets and Vintage. Ventura will rebrand these items, with rebranded products set to arrive in early 2018.

“We’re always looking for those hidden gems, there are amazing cigar-makers out there, but without distribution, they go largely undiscovered,” said Mark Cassar, ceo of Kretek International, parent of Ventura Cigar Co. :We’re pleased to play an integral part in bringing new experiences and expertise to our customers, along with the traditions of exploring and savoring unique blends.”

Terms of the deal were not announced.

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.