was established in 1902 and has since become the world's most popular wood-tipped cigar on the market. Hav-A-Tampa
became so popular because they were one of the first companies to use machines to produce their cigars
. This cut the cost of manufacturing cigars greatly and made more of them available to the public faster than ever. This revolutionized the cigar making industry in America and added to establishing Tampa, Florida as Cigar City.
For a long time, the Hav-A-Tampa
company name has closely corresponded with Tampa-made cigars as well as cigars in general. Hav-A-Tampa was a locally owned company until 1997, when Spain's tobacco monopoly cigar company, Tabacalera acquired it. Then, two years afterwards, Tabacalera merged with the French state-owned tobacco company SEITA and formed the Altadis USA company. The Altadis USA company also produces other well-known American cigar favorites like Phillies, Tampa Nuggets, Tampa Sweets, Dutch Masters and Backwoods cigars
. Hav-A-Tampa cigars
are economical, well-made alternatives to the expensive hand-rolled cigars on the market today. They are made in a variety of flavors to choose from.
- Hav-A-Tampa Jewels are the world's number one selling wood-tipped cigar. The original combination of mellow tobaccos together with a slightly sweet flavor deliver a satisfyingly smooth smoke. They are tipped with Birchwood and wrapped in a natural wrapper.
- Hav-A-Tampa Jewels Sweets have the same mild and flavorful a taste of regular Jewels together with a stronger hint of sweetness. They come in both wood-tipped and filter-tipped varieties.
- Hav-A-Tampa Jewels Vanilla little cigars offer a hint of sweetness together with the taste and aroma of vanilla. These are also wood-tipped.
- Hav-A-Tampa Black & Gold cigars are a more robust, full-flavored variety of the Hav-A-Tampa little cigars. These are also wood-tipped and satisfyingly bold.