Santo’s Salomon – Duran Cigars
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Santo’s Salomon – Duran Cigars

Cuban Master Cigar Roller Santo Cardenas

About This Project

Project / Package Design, Logo & Custom Cigar Bands
Client / Duran Cigars

When Roberto Duran of Duran Cigars came to us wanting to “tweak” the Roberto P. Duran packaging and cigar bands for a very special and limited project, we were indeed intrigued. Turns out, a special Salomon was being rolled at his Nicatabaco factory in Esteli, by none other than legendary Cuban cigar roller Santo Cardenas. We at CPD were both excited and honored to be a part of such special project.

This Salomon cigar is individually packaged in coffins, and only five cigars to a box. A rare and limited production of 3,000 thousand cigars, all hand rolled by Santo Cardenas. Each cigar coffin is numbered and signed by the master roller himself, making it a unique packaging presentation.

About Santo Cardenas:
 Santo Cardenas’ resume encompasses over 55 years of experience, beginning in 1960 with H.Upmann at the Montecristo Factory in Havana, Cuba. Santo quickly gained notoriety for his blending skills, and became head of production for “Rey Del Mundo” Cigar Factory, and later head of production for the Partagas Factory. Santo became well-known globally, as he visited over 30 countries for promotion and demonstrations, as a representative for Cuban made cigars. Santo is considered by contemporaries as one of the most important cigar rollers and blenders in Cuba. Santo is currently the Master Blender for Duran Cigars.

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Brand Identity, Package Design
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