PA tobacco leaves

Asked October 30, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

I am Mel Moench and we are a group of cigar rollers who are trying to perfect an ALL-AMERICAN handrolled all-leaf cigar. (the filler is the big issue for the US). We are trying to locate a Pennsylvania source for (whole leaf) PA filler that could be used for cigar filler. Can you help us locate a supply? We only need a small sample to try at this point, but may lead to much higher quantities at some point. Note that the whole leaf (stem intact) is classified as an agricultural product and not subject to tobacco tax/control. There are many websites selling whole leaves to the public, but we are unable to source suitable US-grown filler tobacco. We would appreciate referring us to anyone that might be able to help us out........thanks.................Mel PS Since we are rolling and testing ourselves, we could use unsorted, seconds, rejects, and under cured/under processed leaves to use.

Wright County Minnesota

1 Response

Some places to try:

Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Co

207 Pitney Road
Lancaster, PA 17601-5626
Phone: (717) 291-1528

A hand crafted cigar company as well:
Domestic Tobacco Co.
830 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17608
Phone: 717-393-0613 | FAX 717-397-2381
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lorillard Tobacco Co.
850 N Water St,
Lancaster, PA 17603

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Thank you, G.