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Stogie Travels with Luciano Meirelles Cigars at IPCPR19.

Luciano Meirelles (The Traveler) of Luciano Meirelles Cigars at IPCPR19.


Master Blender: Luciano Meirelles
Factory: Tabacalera Pichardo – Nicaragua.
Fillers & Binders: Pelo de Oro (Peru & Ecuador)
Wrapper: Sumatra
Size: 7×46
Box of 12 – (no cellophane)
Royal Spanish Cedar box with 3D raised printing. The Traveler is a limited edition of 60.000 cigars.
MSRP: $18.00

“As you smoke our world-class cigars, you are taken on a journey which starts with passion and delivered with heart, said Luciano Meirelles, Co-Founder of A.C.E. Prime.

A.C.E. Prime invites you to discover the flavor of passion!

About Luciano Meirelles

LUCIANO- The Traveler, is a brand new luxury cigar Inspired by the life of A.C.E. Prime co-founder, Luciano Meirelles. True to the pedigree of this sophisticated and elegant cigar carrying his name, Luciano Meirelles is a visionary entrepreneur, sommelier, and tobacconist. He is also the co-owner of Taba­calera Pichardo, the world-class manufacturer of many leading brands’ cigars.

“TheTraveler” Is a unique cigar with binders and fillers made out of one of the rarest leaves In the world: Pelo de Oro. This cigar has been artfully blended by the man himself – Luciano Meirelles and is wrapped in a­ perfectly fermented Sumatra leaf.

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 and comes in the rare and elegant size of 7X46.

Our Factory

Founded by Don Eradio Pichardo, who is originally from Habana, Cuba, Tabacalera Pichardo comes from a rich history of tobacco aficionados. Don Eradio is a third-generation tobacco agriculturist.  The legacy of Pichardo’s family began when his grandfather developed an intricately revolutionary irrigation technology for the tobacco fields of pre-revolution Cuba. His father was also an expert in tobacco fermentation. After garnering decades of experience, Pichardo’s first tabacalera, Dhatuey Tobaccos, was founded in 2005 in Esteli, Nicaragua. Later, in order to honor his family’s legacy, the Cuban phenomenon came to establish a factory named for his inherited history and his own amassed expertise: Tabacalera Pichardo.

Pichardo’s accumulated knowledge in all the processes of tobacco and cigar manufacturing makes him one of the greatest, most well-rounded Master Blenders of our time.

In 2014 Pichardo partnered up with the tobacconist and sommelier Luciano Meirelles, who helped expand the operations of the factory. Tabacalera Pichardo has been silently manufacturing premium cigars for major U.S. and international brands under NDA’s. The decision of becoming an outsourcing company for other brands made it possible for the factory to expand manufacturing capabilities and to develop one of the most sophisticated tobacco farms in Ecuador.

Recently, Tabacalera Pichardo  joined forces with A.C.E. PRIME creating a completely vertical operation. A.C.E. Prime is a cigar distribution company formed by the partnership of the NBA champion Tiago Splitter & Luciano Meirelles.

We are proud to say that we make our cigars with so much Passion that you can taste it.

the flavor of passion!


UPDATE: (June 17, 2019) Some of the biggest names and brands in the cigar industry are excited for the launch of A.C.E Prime at IPCPR 2019.

“New and innovative cigars and companies are a very important to the vibrancy of the premium cigar industry,” said Drew Newman, General counsel of J.C. Newman Cigar Co. “As the oldest, family- owned cigar company in America, we welcome one of the newest, A.C.E. Prime. We have no doubt that their outstanding premium cigars will live up to their name.”

“I have been following the journey of my friend Luciano Meirelles for over seven years as well as the development of the Pichardo factory,” Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, Cigar Hall of Fame and creator of the best cigar of 2018 by Cigar Aficionado. “We celebrate the arrival of this innovative company called A.C.E. Prime and the great cigars they’ve been creating and wish them great success!”

“Crowned Heads has been working with Luciano and the factory Tabacalera Pichardo in Esteli, Nicaragua since 2016”, said Jon Huber, Crowned Heads co-founder and partner. “We proudly produced a new cigar called Juarez (an exclusive line for Thompson Cigars) through Tabacalera – they are truly master blenders. As they launch into distribution, we welcome A.C.E. Prime with open arms. With their eye for excellence, A.C.E. Prime will be a great addition to our industry.”

IPCPR 2019 is shaping up to be a powerhouse launch for A.C.E. Prime, with Hall-of-Fame guests, high profile celebrities and the release of multiple luxury cigar brands, including: M.X.S. (featuring a Special Signature Series with NBA superstars: Dominique Wilkins and Tiago Splitter), Luciano (The Traveler), Pichardo Cigars and A Cuban Experience Cigars.

“As you smoke our world-class cigars, you are taken on a journey which starts with passion and delivered with heart, said Luciano Meirelles, Co-Founder of A.C.E. Prime.

A.C.E. Prime invites you to discover the flavor of passion!

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