In 1876, when Don Luis Martinez opened his first handmade cigar factory in Cuba at the age of 20, he was committed to providing the finest quality handmade cigar value available. He soon came to be regarded as the premier cigar entrepreneur of his day. The Cuban Revolution forced Don Luis to flee Cuba and in 1892 he moved his entire operation to Key West, Florida, where his superb handmade cigars again became the envy of the industry. Today, more than a century later, the LUIS MARTINEZ Silver Selection is handmade in Esteli, Nicaragua, with the same commitment and passion for cigar making excellence and value that Don Luis made when he handmade his first cigar 130 years ago. Every Silver Selection cigar starts with an especially flavourful blend of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler tobaccos, aged a full 3 years for extra smoothness and balance, which is then skillfully hand-rolled into a savory Cuban-seed Nicaraguan binder.