When the name Savinelli is mentioned in the smoke shop, the first thing that comes to peoples’ mind is pipes. You can hardly blame them, Savinelli has been making pipes since Achille Savinelli Sr. opened up shop in Milan back in 1876. After a 135 years of doing something, you do build a bit of a reputation for it. But more recently (i.e. since the early 1990’s) Savinelli has also been producing cigars, and not just the one or two you may have seen in a cigar shop a few years back. The Savinelli catalog has grown to include seven lines, including two that don’t actually bear the Savinelli name. And that’s why I crossed paths recently with Steven Ysidron.
Steven Ysidron has been traveling the country acquainting shop owners and customers with Savinelli’s cigar business, particularly his pet project, the new Dos Campeones cigar line. I caught up with Steven here in Atlanta and we had a 15 minute chat about the new cigars, some history of the brand, and his passion for premium cigars.