Virtual Herf: Ernest Gocaj Director of Tobacco Procurement for General Cigars
On our next episode of our virtual herf we have Ernest Gocaj, Director of Tobacco Procurement, handles all the tobacco coming in and out for General Cigars.
General Cigar Company is one of the world’s largest tobacco producers. Brands such as Cohiba, CAO, Macanudo, La Gloria Cubana, and Partagas make up General Cigar Company. With General having multiple factories in Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, most of the brands under General are produced throughout the world.
Ernest was a professor in Albania and taught for 13 years while living there. His interest in the culture in a tobacco-growing team brought Ernest over to the United States. He lived in Connecticut, working in the fields and gaining significant knowledge throughout time.
Ernesto shared so much information and history on Sun Grown leaves, Connecticut leaves, leaves that provide the most nicotine, and the best soil from the different countries. Ernesto is responsible for some of the best tobaccos throughout General Cigars. We hope you enjoyed this episode! Until next time!