Our History

For the last 20 plus years, we have created and marketed an array of distinctive, exceptional award
winning premium cigar blends. Bucanero cigars lived up to its pirate name fighting the big tobacco
companies for loyal customers coast to coast and we won many a battle. Over the years we built a very
loyal customer base for our cigars and brand via 1200+ retailers and online sales.

We earned many accolades, amongst them; Top Boutique Cigar Brand of the 20th Century, Top 25 cigar
brand of the decade by Cigar Aficionado and top 10 cigar brand worldwide by Playboy Magazine!


The Bucanero Name

Similar to Capitan Morgan Rum in the fine spirits trademark class, Bucanero Cigars is a registered
trademark granting protection from other similar pirate theme products in its tobacco class. The name
Bucanero also has a strong synergy to Spain and Cuba. The name originated in Spain and has been a
popular name in Cuba for centuries. You never had to be a pirate to smoke a Bucanero. But you had to
enjoy a damn fine cigar!

The importance of FDA Approval

Every one of our 22 signature blends is extraordinary in its own fashion. Of the 22 Bucanero cigar blends 16 have been approved by the FDA has predicated cigar blends. The FDA has granted a total of 42 (STN’s) Bucanero cigar products as meeting Grandfathered Status. As of January 2020 Bucanero was granted the fourth highest number of FDA Grandfathered Approved STN’s per company worldwide.

“A grandfathered tobacco product is a tobacco product commercially marketed (other than exclusively in test markets) in the United States as of February 15, 2007. The FDA interprets “as of” to mean “on” that date. Grandfathered tobacco products are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and do not require premarket authorization to be legally marketed.

Grandfathered tobacco products may serve as a predicate tobacco product for comparison with a new tobacco product in a Substantial Equivalence Report.”

“The FDA is expected to take action and enforcement against those manufacturers that do not file an SE or PMTA application with the FDA by the Sept. 9, 2020 deadline. No extensions have been granted, thus any product that lacks a SE or PMTA application after Sept. 9, 2020 will be considered illegal and will be viewed as “misbranded and adulterated” by the FDA.” It is estimated that up to 60% of cigars found on retailer shelves today will disappear due to not meeting the requirements of law.

The Premium Cigar Marketplace in the United States today

Forecasters are predicting that in 2020 the United States/North America Cigar market will be worth over
12 billion dollars. According to data provided by the Cigar Association of America (CAA) and published by
Cigar Aficionado last year, the U.S. imported 330 million handmade cigars, the highest number since
1998 and the end of the well-known Cigar Boom. Furthermore, the Internet sale of cigars has exploded
and will continue to do so due to the COVID 19 virus. With the looming potential loss of 60% of cigar
SKUS from retailers’ shelves due to FDA noncompliance, the Bucanero brand with its grandfathered FDA
compliance approved status is positioned to reenter the market place and gain sizable market share

The future of new cigar products is very restrictive.

Historically cigar manufactures introduce a number of new blends annually at the industry trade shows.

Those days are gone. Any new products must meet the FDA PMTA testing requirements. This lab testing process is both time consuming (2 years plus) and expensive (est. $1 million plus). Bucanerro offers a
wide array of FDA approved wrapper and filler combinations that meet the pallet preference of most cigar smokers today. Our FDA approved blends can be introduced annually for years to come without PMTA testing.

The sale of Bucanero intellectual property, the Bucanero trademark and our many FDA Approved Predicated blends is a rare opportunity.