With a passion that stems from her father, and his father before that, Indiana Ortez is embracing her family roots and traditions in her family’s illustrious tobacco business. The Ortez interests in the industry date back to the 1960s, and the premium tobacco fields that her grandfather began cultivating in Jalapa, Esteli, and Condega. Indiana began her career in the tobacco world over two years ago, giving her father, Omar Ortez, much pride as she joined the family business and began spending time with him at his factory. It was there that she enjoyed hours of happiness and learned priceless lessons about life and the craft. She began to understand his tireless passion for industry which she recalled from childhood days when he’d return from work wearing the aroma of tobacco like a shirt, and began to cultivate her own. Inspired by the thousands of ways of blending tobacco, she’s forging a path from the family Ortez, creating cigars that honor her heritage.
We are pleased to introduce Father Daughter, by Indiana Ortez. Encouraged by her father and the bond between them, she created a cigar with the perfect blend and balance between his taste for tobacco and her own. To create this coordinated dance on the palate, Indiana sought a mixture of robustness and subtlety, and her craftsman father’s approval.