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For a Cuban experience like no other, the Jiménez's also invite you to visit their popular destination shop,
ta-ca-rón, located in the coastal lowcountry of South Carolina, where they feature Juanito's Cigarros at wholesale prices to the public, an outstanding selection of Global Boutique Wines, as well as their own signature Cuban roasted Juanito's Conchita coffee and 'Gùsto!' gourment food product line.
When you meet Juan Carlos Jiménez for the first time, it quickly becomes apparent why it is that so many of his clients become lifelong friends. A man who is as passionate about his Cuban seed cigars as he is about his Cuban heritage, you will find this same passion and enthusiasm resonates to how he conducts his business and lives every day life.
With his father Juanito's name as the landmark of his company, and also the name bestowed on the first lines of cigars his factory produced, Jiménez tells us, "It is because of the admiration and respect I hold for my father, and witnessing first hand what a class act he was throughout his life, that I wanted to honor him by producing a line of cigars that would be as highly regarded and distinguished as he was.
I took my very first puff at the age of 5 while still living in Cuba, and the euphoric feeling it gave me never left," states Jiménez. "Over the years my father and I smoked many great cigars together, and I am most confident to say the Cuban seed Juanito's we produce at our factory in the Dominican are definitely some of the very finest cigars on the market today. My only regret came with my father's passing before being able to share this honor with him."
That was 1997, and since that time Juan Carlos, along with his wife Isabella continue to grow their company and expand their lines, while assuring to never waiver from the impeccable quality they have become known for, and the personal service they provide each and every client.
** Hilton Head/Bluffton Monthly magazine named Juan Carlos as one of the lowcountry's most "Intriguing People of 2017". To read the article in its entirety, go to: http://www.hiltonheadmonthly.com/people/intriguing-people/4009-juan-carlos-jimenez-callawassie-island-resident-made-most-of-opportunities-after-fleeing-cuba