La Estancia Cigars
La Estancia Cigars: It finally happened. The Meerapfel family drew on their voluminous stocks of Cuban tobacco and created La Estancia, a brand of cigars unique for Europe that incorporates 50% Cuban tobacco and 50% from Nicaragua. The Estancia blend was developed by Jérémie and Joshua Meerapfel, the two brothers at the head of the Belgian family company Meerapfel & Söhne. The Meerapfels have an enviable reputation in the cigar industry for their supply and brokerage of Cuban tobacco, as well as their culture in Africa of capes in Cameroon. “Someone had to do it,” said Jérémie Meerapfel of La Estancia. “If you know the history of my family, you will know that my grandfather Heller was one of the biggest buyers of Cuban tobacco.