Our collaboration started when Consuelo’s interest in the fine art of making Dominican puros landed her in the Fuente school for cigar rollers at a very young age (one that we are very careful not to discuss under any circumstances). Her career at Fuente lasted 9 years, until she opened a small factory in Tamboril, sowing the seeds of a brand she hoped to launch internationally.
Her next challenge would emerge beyond the shores of her beloved country and in the USA. Embarking on a journey few people would dare attempt, she landed in rural Pennsylvania. Working for a renowned cigar store chain just north of Philadelphia, she proved her ability to blend a superior product by providing the store with their best selling private label cigars year after year. In 2011, she found the confidence to realize her dream of finally introducing her brand, Amos de Santiago, into the American market.
To this day, she proudly speaks of her passion for the leaf and all those who have a love of the same. Should she ever grace your presence, you’d understand.