Don Silvio and Jennifer Sandino
Don Silvio and Dona Jennifer

Management Team
Our Management Team

Custom Blending
Blending Special Cigars

About Us - Nicaragua Habano

In 1996 Don Silvio Reyes, b1948-d2012, created Doña Elba Cigars. The company grew in a short time to over 100 employees producing more than 100,000 cigars a year. With the passing of Don Silvio in 2012, Doña Elba Cigars has been operated by Don Silvio's wife, Jennifer Sandino, along with some of the original employees dating back to 1996. The Company continues specializing in custom blended premium cigars.

Jennifer was raised in Esteli, the tobacco capital of Nicaragua. She grew up in the tobacco fields with her first venture into the industry, at the young age of 16. She has followed in her families footsteps of making premium cigars.

Nicaragua Habano is the story of Jennifer Sandino taking the leadership at Doña Elba. Jennifer is dedicated to the selection of leaves and the management of the process of making Doña Elba premium cigars.

With the capacity of making over 18,000 cigars a month, Doña Elba Cigars has become one of the most sought after custom blend premium cigar makers in Nicaragua. Doña Elba also gives demonstrations of how Nicaragua cigars are made for the tourist of Nicaragua daily. Besides from just watching and learning how premium cigars are made, you may have a chance to roll your own cigar while under the watchful eyes of our Master Blender. Want to learn how a "pig tail" cigar is made? Come see us for an experience in Granada, Nicaragua.

Want you own blend of cigar to help increase your Gross Margin Dollars? Now is an opportunity to talk custom cigars in quantities as low as 500 sticks. Get in touch with George Cooper through email. He will walk you through the process.

Doña Elba Cigars have special arrangements for warehouse storage of their customer's cigars in the USA for instant shipping of their premium blended cigars. We have the ability to arrange for shipping, USA C-chip taxes, importing and shipping from our warehouse in Houston, Texas. All of our blends meet with USA's FDA as being distributed prior to their deadline of certification.

We invite you to look around our website, visit our Granada, Nicaragua factory and learn how we can blend and supply you with some of the best tasting cigars in all of Nicaragua.

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