The Saint Luis Cuban cigar brand is presumed to be based on the famous novel titled “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” written by Thornton Wilder, an American author.
Briones Montono factory, Havana, produces the Saint Luis brand, and it is the place that Romeo y Julieta is also produced.
Saint Luis Rey, an exclusively Cuban production, are handmade from long-filler tobacco gotten from the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba. One special quality of this brand is the Lonsdale size, which Frank Sinatra loved. Sancho Panza cigars are usually of mild or medium-bodied strength within Cuban cigars.
Saint Luis Rey was established by a British firm around 1940 before the revolution. Up until 1993, it was solely imported into the UK.
The production volume was usually small, and from the early 2000s, the line decreased to one cigar produced for copyright reasons.
Until the 2019 marketing classification system was introduced, the Saint Luis Rey brand was often seen as a local brand that only had an interest in the UK market.
The current system classifies it under the other category of collection brands. It also gets an infrequent regional edition release.
The range has full strength cigars, with a mix of tobacco sourced from Semi Vuelta and Vuelta Abajo regions.