The Eleven 02 Cigars Team

Mark, Alex, & Zach

Brothers, Mark and Zach, and friend, Alex, have long shared an interest in cigar smoking. Having been involved in the cigar culture for over four years, the three decided that they wanted to create a cigar brand of their own. Both Mark and Zach come from Albania and they wanted their first cigar to be related to their family’s heritage. With the help of their friends and partners, the group came together to create their first private label cigar.

In 2022, The Besa Cigar was released. This product was based off Albanian history and culture, containing a portrait of a well-known war hero, Skanderbeg. (Click here to learn more about Skanderbeg and The Besa Cigar) The cigar itself is blended with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra binder, and a Nicaraguan-Dominican filler. Cigar enthusiasts will experience notes of hazelnut, cocoa, and cedar, with a peppery finish. With an MSRP of $12.00, this cigar is arguably worth every penny.

Around the same time, the parent company, Eleven 02 Cigars, was created with the intention of hosting and producing more private cigar labels in the future. With cigars sold both online and in local cigar shops, we are pleased to be able to share our custom blends to customers nationwide.

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