When we launced Marco V Cigars in 2009, we started with 3 blends and one size. Since then we built out our Classico collection, launched the Privato Jalapa Reserve Collection (a premium collection from our Nicaraguan factory), and then launched the Mont Blanc Premium House Blends. Our goal was to make the Mont Blancs the best value in the cigar industry. It worked as the Mont Blancs have one of the strongest followings and biggest fanbase.
Marco V has achieved a couple notable accomplishments thus far in 2023. After 14 years in business we just hit record sales in our distribution channel as well as our online store. From the very beginning, we set out to create a brand that would not only captivate cigar aficionados but also redefine the industry itself. With unwavering dedication to quality and complete control of the supply chain, we have seen our vision come to life, resonating with customers far and wide.
Summer is in full swing and we have had some really unique and exciting events since we last connected.
We made a stop out to the Chateau St. Croix Winery and did an event that featured our cigars and our wine. If you haven't heard about our award winning wine or port, definitely check it out here.
We received a question on how we create the unique "Marco V" flavor that is common within our blends. The answer is in the blending of the unique tobaccos. We take a lot pride in how we create our unique blends. It all starts by using the best grade A tobacco from the best tobacco growing regions in the world.
Its hard to believe it is already March! Time absolutely flies. That is a great reminder to take time to enjoy a cigar. Every March we head down to Marco Island, Florida to escape the winter. Marco Island is a special place to us as that is where the inspiration for Marco V was born. You can read about that special spot here:
Last month was a big milestone for Marco V Cigars. We not only qualified for a rating with Cigar Aficionado (which requires 200 brick and mortar retailers nationally carrying your cigar) but received two 90 ratings! The 90 rating falls within the Cigar Aficionado scale of "Outstanding".
It has been a blessing to get back to doing events again. That personal connection and being able to talk about cigars face to face is second to none. This past month we were in Boston, Chicago, Wisconsin, Las Vegas and of course our home state of Minnesota.
After 11 years of business, March 2021 was our biggest month on record. This is a big feat based on the fact that March is a Winter month. Our reach across the country and Internationally continues to grow as people continue to find value in our 3 portfolios.
This month we are excited to fully launch our Privato collection online. The highest quality Marco V tobacco is classified as Privato. These limited cigars come from our factory in Jalapa, Nicaragua which is home to the best tobacco in the world and has soil almost identical to Cuba. Check out our collection here: Marco V Privato Collection
With 2020 in the rear view mirror, 2021 has gotten off to a great start. More and more of you are finding value in our products and more humidors around the country are finding space on their shelves for Marco Vs.
From the occasional cigar smoker to the everyday cigar aficionado, people across the country are recognizing what we have been saying for the last 10 years. Marco V Cigars are the best value in the industry.
This has been a word of mouth movement. No fancy sales teams, no big marketing budgets, and no expensive ads. Just high quality cigars.
The highest quality Marco V tobacco is classified as Privato. These limited cigars come from Jalapa, Nicaragua, which is home to the best tobacco in the world and has soil almost identical to Cuba. Privato cigars have to be transported via a four hour horseback journey since the farm is only accessible via a narrow dirt road.
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