The brand is believed to have been founded as Quintero y Hermanos in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1924, the same year that Agustín Quintero built his cigar factory. By the 1940s, Quintero was a major export brand and sold especially well in the Spanish market.
Production continued through the Revolution, but beginning in 1970s and through the 1990s, the Quintero line would gradually shrink from a handmade marca to currently only consisting of six machine-made and/or hand-finished sizes. Despite this, Quintero has retained its popularity with Spanish cigar smokers and has the distinction of being the only Cuban machine-made brand to be globally marketed by Habanos SA.
Flavour Ranking: Medium.