Today is the last day La Sirena and Merlion Cigars will be sold under the Miami Cigar & Co. as their agreement expires after a three run. Tomorrow La Sirena Cigars will handle their own distribution of their two lines of cigars, the Sirena and Merlion blends.
La Sirena Cigars was founded in 2009 by Arielle Ditkowich in partnership with Nestor Miranda of Miami Cigar & Co. The La Sirena Original blend, available in six vitolas debuted in 2009 and is rolled in Nicaragua at My Father Cigar Factory. The brand followed up with its second release in 2012, The Merlion, created by La Aurora in the Dominican Republic with the medium bodied, full flavored smoker in mind.
La Sirena Cigars will be owned and operated by Ditkowich. In a statement, Ditkowich said, “Miami [Cigar & Company] saw the potential in me to create a boutique brand in a challenging business dominated by men. We worked tirelessly to create distinct blends that appeal to aficionados looking for something unique."