Ever get tired of seeing all the cigar ads & websites that talk not about the product, but about the 'lifestyle'? They romance you, the consumer, with Photoshopped images of their products in the mouths of women or old men. Here at Veritas Cigars, we definitely are tired of it. What's up with that? We don't mind the eye candy of young, hot women fawning over old men with a big fat stogie in their mouth. Ok, maybe we do. All that fancy marketing doesn't make the cigars any better, not by a long shot.
The Veritas name comes from my high school motto: Veritas Sine Timore, which means "Truth without fear". That is our lifestyle - being true about our cigars. No fancy aspirational lifestyle imagery. Just HONESTY.
Veritas Cigars is all about cigars. Good cigars. Great cigars, really. We don't want to hide our smokes behind fancy videos as men in tuxedos walk through a party scene at a big fancy house. That ain't us. We are regular guys, who live regular lives and smoke cigars. It's our passion & we want to share that passion everyday with you, our consumers. We get up in the morning & go to work, just like you. We put in our 8 hours (ok, maybe more then 8 hours, maybe a lot more), just like you. We take care of our families. We hang out with friends. We smoke cigars - just like you. We don't want you to aspire to be something else, just be true to who you are.
We work with two factories: one in Nicaragua; the other in the Dominican Republic. We consider it an honor to work with Carlos Sanchez of Tacasa Tabacalero in Nicaragua. We met Carlos at the International Premium Cigars & Pipe Retailers convention in 2012. His passion for cigars is positively infectious. If you weren't already in love with cigars, then Carlos will romance you until you are. He has been instrumental in teaching us blending & even helped to secure the Pennsylvania Maduro from A.J. Fernandez for our premiere product, the 412. In the Dominican, we work with Luis Cuevas - again - passionate guy, with a knowledge base of cigars, tobacco sourcing, cigar construction and working with the torcedores (cigar hand rollers) that is bar none.
We also choose these two factories for another reason - their longstanding relationships with their torcedores and other workers. The loyalty that the people who work in their factories have for their employers says something. It actually says an awful lot. The factory owners understand & know their employees. The employees know their bosses. They are a part of each other's lives and understand that they are all working together to improve each other's lives.
Cigars for Warriors
Veritas Cigars is a proud sponsor of Cigars for Warriors. This worthy charity gathers cigars for our service personnel overseas, then distributes the cigars when they are requested. We donate a minimum of 100 cigars each month, and often much, much more. We support our troops unconditionally. Cigars for Warriors Mission Statement is:
Our top priority is collecting then dispersing premium cigars and accessories to American Service Men and Women serving in combat zones (Air, Land and Sea).
Our second priority is American Service Men and Women on long term deployments OCONUS in 3rd world environments and other appropriate Areas of Operations to be dealt with on a case by case basis.
It is our way to honor, show respect and thank those putting it all on the line for us back home. We have received requests from many soldiers who have no one here in the U.S. to send care packages to them, and would otherwise receive nothing.
If you would like to donate cigars to Cigars for Warriors, please click this link: http://cigarsforwarriors.org/donate-options/
Semper Fi Fund
Veritas Cigars is also a proud sponsor of the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund, and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, we've issued more than 93,500 grants, totaling more than $109 million in assistance to over 14,000 of our heroes and their families.
If you would like to donate to the Semper Fi Fund, please click this link: https://semperfifund.org/
Cigar Rights of America
Veritas Cigars is a proud member, in good standing, with Cigar Rights of America.
Fighting for the Freedom to Enjoy Premium Cigars
Cigar Rights of America (CRA) is the first and only consumer-based public advocacy group fighting to protect the individual rights to enjoy premium cigars. Over the past twenty years, the anti-tobacco movement’s reach has broadened, and your ability to enjoy premium cigars and freely participate in a relaxing, social activity has been continually regulated and restricted.
Membership in CRA adds your voice to the fight against tax increases and smoking bans. Members receive real-time updates on pending cigar legislation and have access to tools that allow them to affectively advocate for their rights as premium cigar enthusiasts.
We encourage all cigar lovers to enforce their rights and join the CRA. To do so, please click this link: http://www.cigarrights.org/membership.php
Only Time & Authenticity are Consistent - Veritas Cigars
Scott L. ThompsonNational Sales Director
I love cigars and I have led a Blessed life. My background comes from having worked in four distinctly different career fields, each with positions of supervision and management. Those careers were Law Enforcement (19 Years), Marriage & Family Counseling (10 years), University Level Professor teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology classes in California and Texas (12 years), and now in the Cigar Industry.
I fell in love with smoking cigars in 1975 and began working in this wonderful industry in 2011. I have worked in inside and outside retail sales, and store manager, as well as being a Sales Representative for 4 different brands in the Texas market.
I love working in the Premium Cigar Industry; the people in it are passionate, friendly, caring individuals, who interact more like a family with a high degree of camaraderie not found in most other industries. I believe it is about the friendships and relationships one makes while relaxing and smoking cigars that bind us together.
The Veritas family is fully committed to great customer service with a dedication to its passion to produce top-quality premium cigars at a reasonable price. Working with the Veritas family presents a unique opportunity to help this company grow and become a dynamic leader in the Premium Cigar Industry; an opportunity I look forward to.
Chris WeberVice President and Marketing Director
Cigar Lover. Craft Brew Fanatic. Proud Father.
I love this industry. When Veritas started in 2011, I was excited about the opportunity to partake in an industry that I have been passionate about since high school. My first cigar was a Punch. My first cigar that I purchased was a Cohiba. When the boutique company trend started, I was anxious to try them. Starting Veritas only made sense given my sales and marketing background. I made many friends along the way, and I value all our retailers past, present and future, for being a part of the Veritas family.
Aaron SherfieldInside Sales Director
I love the dynamic comradery within the cigar industry. You can sit down with anyone and enjoy a nice smoke and good conversation. I love working with Veritas because the people are passionate about making amazing cigars that everyone can afford. The Veritas team would do anything for anyone and we love our jobs. Being surrounded by great people who push each other to do better everyday is what it is all about.