Rick Rodriguez left General cigar in April where he was best known as blender and Ambassador behind CAO. Gus Martinez, who will serve as the new company’s president also was a Gen cigar employee. Sounds like these fellows had been planning for a while! they have already launched their first two cigars. The black an white both are Ecuadorian Habanos but the black has higher Primings and is darker and bolder. This is a good cigar, really impressive for a first roll out from the new company West Tampa Tobacco Co.