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West Tampa Tobacco Company Announces Circle of Life

March 22, 2024 By Matthew Tabacco

Today, West Tampa Tobacco Company introduced their latest project: Circle of Life. Circle of Life brings together two of the industry’s most well-known master blenders, Ernesto Perez-Carrillo and Rick Rodriguez.  “Ernesto has had such an incredible impact on my career.  As the first of four Hall of Famers to train under, reuniting with Ernesto on Circle of Life was an opportunity to connect with my past and lay another brick in my future,” said Rick Rodriguez.

While Circle of Life represents a project special to Rodriguez, it really is about cigar smokers sharing their circle of life.  “For years I have shared my stories with consumers around the world.  I created Circle of Life to flip the script and be an opportunity for consumers to share their life stories with us.”  Rodriguez continued, “my life has been filled with highs and lows and woven together those experiences have made me who I am, I believe that while we all travel different paths in our lives, we all ultimately travel on a similar circle.”

First shipments of Circle of Life will begin in May and will be available both in the US and international markets.

Circle of Life will be available full-time in three sizes, 20 cigars/box and rolled at Casa Carrillo in Santiago, Dominican Republic:

  • Robusto (5 x 52) – $12.99  
  • Toro (6 x 54) – $13.99
  • Gigante (6 x 60) – $14.99

Founded in 2022, West Tampa Tobacco Company is dedicated to the business of producing, marketing and distributing the finest premium-branded cigars around the world.  West Tampa Tobacco Company cigars can now be found in over 500 retailers across the US and 39 countries around the world.

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