In the mid-1990s, if you told investment adviser and cigar enthusiast Michael Chiusano that he’d soon have a successful cigar company of his own, he’d probably say you were nuts. But, like so many entrepreneurs during the cigar boom, Michael found himself following the opportunity. What sets Michael apart from these peers is his company, Cusano, is still alive and thriving.
At the time, Michael was a patron of Two Guys Smoke Shop. After a trip to the Dominican Republic, Michael returned with a ton of bandless cigars. He created bands using letterhead from his business, so the cigars read “Chiusano.” Michael gave one of these sticks to David Garofalo, owner of Two Guys, who said he’d buy them all. Garofalo also told Michael the majority of people would butcher the pronunciation of his last name, so they changed it to the phonetic spelling of Chiusano—Cusano. The brand would sell premium sticks at a down-to-earth price—sticks like Cusano 18 Double Connecticut cigars.
One reason why Cusano survived the cigar boom when so many upstarts did not—timing. When Michael got into the game, demand was still way ahead of supply, and he was importing a huge amount of Cusano cigars on a regular basis. Things were so successful that within a few years, they moved operations to Davidoff’s Tabadom factory in the Dominican Republic just to keep up.
At their core, Cusano 18 Double Connecticut cigars hold 18-year-aged Dominican San Vicente Olor and Ligero Piloto. The wrapper is a tidy golden-brown Connecticut shade leaf. The binder is also a Connecticut shade. Once you get one of our creamy Cusano 18 Double Connecticut cigars smoking, the flavors are leather, cedar, and vanilla. Quality this impressive at such a bargain price is extraordinary. Don’t miss it!
Please enjoy Cusano 18 Double Connecticut cigars at your leisure.