Mombacho Cigars was founded in the spring of 2006 by a pair of Canadian friends, one of whom, Markus Raty, handles sales for the company and was kind of enough to answer some questions about the cigars.
According to a 2008 story from Financial News which was reposted by CigarWeekly.com, Raty and Toronto-based beer entrepreneur Cameron Heaps visited Nicaragua in 2005 and met Silvio Reyes, the owner of Dona Elba Cigars, a small cigar manufacturing operation in Grenada, Nicaragua.
Sadly, Reyes passed away in May 2012 at the age of 63. Raty, Heaps, a third friend named Martin Ritchie (who has since left the company) and Reyes would form an agreement over a handshake and Mombacho cigars was born. Currently, all cigars are made onsite at the Casa Mombacho in Greanda, Nicaragua.