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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, 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.