Tabaqueria de Filipinas

Tabaqueria de Filipinas
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Product Description

In 1993, Gabriel Ripoll, Jr., established Tabaqueria de Filipinas, a company born of his passion for cigars, and his over 40 years experience in the Philippine cigar industry.

Tabaqueria de Filipinas began as a 5-roller operation located on the first level and garage of a rented pre-war home in old Manila.

Today, it is a company of over 200 employees housed in a new factory in San Pedro, Laguna.

Though now located in a bigger space, Tabaqueria continues to hand-craft Philippine cigars in the traditional way. Gabriel's sons Tirso and Roman have also joined the company as Production and Sales Manager respectively. Their dedicated hands-on approach to the family business ensures that despite the rapid growth of operations, the Ripoll standards of high quality Philippine cigars and personalized service are maintained.

Tabaqueria cigars are produced under the watchful eye and loving care of everyone involved in the process—from the farmers who grow the seeds in Northern Luzon to the expert cigar rollers at the San Pedro factory.

When they are ready, each Tabaqueria de Filipinas cigar is carefully packed in beautifully handcrafted boxes and humidors, ready to be shipped to aficionados around the world.

Tabaqueria's cigar brands are:

Antonio Gimenez: What better way to pay tribute to "abuelito" (grandfather) than to craft a cigar that reflect his fine qualities? A feisty blend of Isabela "pais" and Cuban seed filler, Isabela binder and Java wrapper gives it a bold, robust flavor with just enough spice to make it a truly exciting smoke. The Antonio Gimenez, a fine cigar for a fine man.

Flor de Filipinas: Tabaqueria's original house blend. The marriage of Java wrapper, our own "Sarah" binder plus Isabela and Sarah filler gives this cigar a smooth, robust flavor. You've heard of comfort food? These are comfort cigars. Smoke a Flor de Filipinas and feel like you're relaxing with an old friend.

Independencia 1898: The sweet taste of freedom! This top seller was launched in 1998 to commemorate 100 years of Philippine independence. The combination of Isabela "pais" filler, Isabela binder and Java wrapper gives this popular cigar its smooth, full-bodied, robust flavor. Smoking an Independencia 1898 is a celebration in itself.

Flor de Filipinas Reserva: Flor de Filipinas Reserva is the newest and most anticipated brand in the Tabaqueria de Filipinas family. The choicest tobacco leaves are hand-picked and set aside for rolling into this premium cigar. The Reserva should be your cigar of choice for special occasions and when you aim to impress.

Flavored Cigars: These tasty delights are classic Flor de Filipinas cigars infused with rich flavors that tickle the taste buds and the nose. Try our delicious flavors of Chocolate, Honey, Cherry, Rum and our bestseller, Vanilla. The perfect accompaniment to your favorite after-dinner drink, these aromatic cigars should be enjoyed in the company of friends. Packaged in beautifully designed packs, these are perfect to take along anywhere or to give away as gifts. is a KABAYANCENTRAL.COM Fine Cigars sister Store does not sell cigars to anyone under the age of 18. You must be 18 yrs or older to view or purchase any item displayed on this website.

Prices do not include charges for duties and taxes. will handle all Philippine-side tax/duty BUT is not responsible for the payment of any duties and taxes that you may be charged by your country's customs department. We strongly suggest checking with your local customs office regarding cigar import duties. As a guide you can check the "WILL I PAY DUTIES..." link in the column at the left side of every page.

To ensure cigar quality, does not stock cigars and only purchases direct from the manufacturer when an order is made in our webstore.

Customer's credit card will be charged after the cigar order has been mailed out; not when the order is placed online.

To prevent mail pilferage or loss, cigars are sent only via Express Mail Service (EMS). Regular mail is not dependable for parcel deliveries.

Currently, we send cigars to the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, KSA, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA, and Vietnam.

If you know your country allows cigar importation thru mail, please email us about it and we will add your country to the list above.

Private courier companies such as FedEx, DHL and TNT do NOT accept cigars for international transport.

All cigars are shipped from Manila, Philippines.