El Producto cigars have a rich history that dates back to the early part of the 20th century. Today they are made by Altadis USA, a renowned cigar manufacturing giant. They started out as cheap hand-made, nickel cigars that soon became popular for their fine filler blends.
These cigars are now machine-made, but maintain the same quality that made them popular with celebrities like the comedian George Burns and the rock ‘n’ roll legend, Elvis Presley. The El Producto story begins in 1905, when tobacco dealer Sam Grabosky chanced upon a local tobacco dealer who offered him the rights to the entire El Perfecto label for a mere $11. Grabosky soon started creating his own cigars with a mix of Puerto Rican and Cuban tobaccos. The binder and wrapper were reconstituted tobacco leaves.