During the Premium Cigar Association trade show (IPCPR) this year at Las Vegas, USA, that is a new cigar company called A.C.E. Prime, a cigar distribution company.
The name stands for ‘A Cuban Experience’. The company is a vertically integrated operation that was formed by:
- NBA Champion – Tiago Splitter
- Sommelier – Luciano Meirelles
- The Sailor and Cigar Aficionado – Billy McCaffery
- Cuban Legend – Luis “Luisto” Carbonell.
Luciano Meirelles is a visionary entrepreneur who anticipated the times, sommelier, tobacconist (owner of Tabacalera Pichardo in Nicaragua) and cigar maker.
The Traveler was blended by Luciano Meirelles himself using precious filler Pelo De Oro tobaccos, grown in Peru and Ecuador, the binder using Ecuadorian Pelo De Oro tobacco leaf and rolled in a Ecuadoran Sumatran wrapper.
“The Traveler” Is a unique cigar with binders and fillers made out of one of the rarest leaves in the world. The consistency and balance of floral and orange peel flavors will leave any tobacconist curious and intrigued.
Luciano Meirelles ‘life story of endurance and success, is exquisitely translated in this remarkable cigar. Luciano – The Traveler, is consistent from beginning to the end.
The cigar coming in one vitola, 7” long and 46 ring gauge Churchill, packing in the Royal Spanish cedar boxes of 12 sticks. At this moment the factory produced very limited quantity, is around 60,000 cigars and come in only a single size.
A.C.E. Prime Cigar Company officially launched at this year’s IPCPR trade show. They made a big splash sponsoring the trade show, getting a beautiful booth, and launching two lines with former NBA players.
The M.X.S. line has cigars from both Dominique Wilkins and M.X.S. by Tiago Splitter. M.X.S. stands for “Maximum Excellence and Success.” The company was started by Luciano Meirelles.
In addition to The M.X.S by Dominique Wilkins and The M.X.S by Tiago Splitter, A.C.E Prime is launched three other lines at the show, one if those is Luciano.
The Traveler Information
- Vitola: Churchill
- Length: 7”
- Gauge of Ring: 46
- Filler: Ecuador Pelo De Oro, Peru Pelo De Oro
- Binder: Ecuador Pelo De Oro
- Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra tobacco leaf
- Factory/Producent: Tabacalera Pichardo
- Blender: Luciano Meirelles
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua