Our Story

Anwar Elboustani experienced what he calls “love at first smoke” while stationed in Iraq with the U.S. Navy. In early 2013, nearly ten years later, Elboustani founded El Cedro Cigars, a new boutique brand inspired by the men and women of America’s armed services.

Born out of our love of fine cigars and the good life, Anwar Elboustani has become obsessed with finding the perfect blend. After traveling the world and sampling different cigars, we decided to make our way back home and bring the world to us.

El Cedro, or The Cedar

From right to left the Phoenician characters translate to A, R, and Z meaning CEDAR. refers to the ancient Mediterranean cedar trees which dot the mountains of Lebanon, some of which date back thousands of years. “I chose the cedar tree because to me it embodies eternity,” Elboustani said. “I want ‘The Cedar’ to memorialize those who have fallen for the freedom that every American enjoys.”

Our biggest challenge was finding the right and complex cigar for the aficionados we wanted to serve. Hence, our blends were chosen. We are dedicated to offering only the finest and freshest cigars. We have also taken pride in working with one of the finest cigar blenders known in the cigar industry.

El Cedro is a cigar you must Celebrate one puff at a time. 

"I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time." 

                                                                        -Mark Twain