Many cigar frontmarks celebrate the places where they are made—great cigar cities such as Santiago, Esteli, Danli and Havana. The Angelenos cigar may be the first to honor a city where cigars are not produced, but where the brand is created and enjoyed with gusto and enthusiasm matched nowhere else. I am referring of course to the City of Angels, Los Angeles, where our companies, Prometheus and God of Fire, were born and also, where many of the world’s most passionate cigar aficionados reside.
Countless movie stars, titans of business, musicians, athletes, writers, and politicians call City of Angel their home. The city’s flourishing population exhibits an unmatched love of life, inspired both by the culture that surrounds them and by the natural beauty and idyllic climate of their chosen home. Also, this is the city where our companies, Prometheus and God of Fire, were founded in 1992 and 2004 respectively.
It is no wonder Angelenos have so fervently embraced the cigar, a product conceived by artisans, formulated from painstakingly cultivated natural ingredients, rolled by skilled torcedors using techniques passed down from generation to generation—and unsurpassed in the subtleties and satisfaction of flavor it offers.
I have been hosting the God of Fire Charity Dinner for the Better World with my dear friend, Joe Mantegna, a world-renown actor and cigar lover. When I sit down for dinner on the roof of the Peninsula Beverly Hills where our charity cigar dinner is held, I am so touched by the passion and enthusiasm of the attendees for cigars and helping our fellow citizens who need our help.
Despite the passion and enthusiasm of the Angelenos for cigars, this is the city where many anti-smoking measures have started. We must hold our charity cigar dinner on the roof because we are not allowed to enjoy our cigars indoors. Furthermore, California has one of the highest state cigar tax (62.78% as of 2019) in the U.S.
Angelenos cigars are created to salute the connoisseurs around the world who, despite all these obstacles, continue to enjoy cigars with incomparable passion. We might not like some of the things our governments do, but we must still love our communities and countries. Cigars create camaraderie among us, and I am so sure that this world will be a better place if we can share our cigars together.
Angelenos cigars, which are made with Ecuadorian wrapper and Dominican filler and binder at Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia. in Santiago, Dominican Republic, combine the smoothness and sophistication of the City of Angels with a touch of the boldness that made the city what it is today.
I hope you enjoy these exquisite cigars and join your fellow cigar connoisseurs in celebrating our lives.
Keith K. Park
Founder and President
Angelenos - Prometheus - God of Fire - Sencillo
Los Angeles, California