The origins of this cigar’s name are cloaked in mystery. One theory is that a Thornton Wilder play, “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” was the inspiration. Another is that it was named after the town of San Luis in the Vuelta Abajo tobacco region in Cuba, where these cigars were originally rolled.
Introduced at Le Cigar Noir-Beverly Hills on May 1, 1996, this Honduran version of an old Cuban brand was an immediate hit with everyone who tried it. Full-bodied but smooth on the draw, these cigars blended plenty of flavor with a slow-burning cadre of Honduran-grown, Cuban-seed tobaccos for a relaxing smoke. These smokes quickly became worldwide favorites.
Hand made in Honduras, Saint Luis Rey is now distributed at the national level. Beautifully packaged in attractive semi-boite nature boxes, Saint Luis Rey cigars achieve their renowned full flavor and aroma through a unique blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Peruvian tobaccos, a Nicaraguan binder and a dark, rich Nicaraguan wrapper. These coveted cigars are moderately priced and available in several sizes.