You will recall the press release from General Cigar Company in September 2014 stating that "General Cigar Company is excited to announce today they have hired Sam Leccia as 'Cigar and Blend Specialist.' General Cigar has also acquired the Leccia Tobacco Company cigar brands, as part of the Foundry Tobacco Company, and will market and distribute the Black, White and Luchador lines, effective today."
Here's the latest from the man, Sam Leccia, himself...
General Cigar Co will no longer be the distributor for Leccia Tobacco. After a year, it just wasn't a good fit. I appreciate my time with the folks at General Cigar, but this is truly best for the Leccia Tobacco brand.
Things really shouldn't change all that much for Leccia Tobacco. The cigar brands have always been made at the same factories since day 1, and that will continue.
I have always maintained 100% ownership of the Leccia Tobacco brands and trademarks so the only real changes is how the cigars will be delivered to the retailer.
Once again, thanks to The General Cigar team for their efforts in selling the Leccia Tobacco brands in 2015, I wish them all continued success.
I have big plans for 2016 with some incredible new projects in store. I am looking forward to bringing them to a humidor near you!
Thank You All For Your Continued Support! Sam Leccia