Based in Moorpark, CA, Ventura Cigar Company was a 2012 startup as the premium cigar division of Kretek International Group, Inc., best known for their Djarum brand kretek cigarettes. Headed by Dr. Mark Cassar (a former chiropractor by trade), making a premium cigar brand was something he always wanted to do. So, with help from his longtime friend, Nestor Plasencia Sr., who blended and manufactured the company's first two cigars, Estilo Cubano and Pura Sangre, the Ventura Cigar Company (VCC) was born.
Today, continuing on their mission to create memorable, complex cigars that reward the most discriminating palates, Ventura Cigar Company has fallen in line among the leading boutique cigar brands. Their flagship line, PSyKo SEVEN, offers eye-grabbing packaging and has earned 90+ ratings in such highly-respected publications as Cigar Aficionado, Cigar & Spirits, and Cigar Snob. Other noteworthy VCC brands include the 91-rated, Project 805; the flavor-infused Pacific Twyst; Cuban Rounds; Archetype cigars - inspired by the work of psychologist Dr. Carl Jung and mythographer Joseph Campbell; as well as the Southern California architecture-inspired, Case Study cigars, and Slaughterhouse cigars.
You just never know what's going to inspire Ventura Cigar next to create some other new brand. Yet, whatever selection you choose, you'll always get a well-made cigar with great flavor and balance.