The Boutique Cigar Association of America (BCAA) aims to be an organization that will bring together the "true" boutique cigars of the premium cigar industry.
Our Association is a social club which represents the interests of boutique cigar makers, brands owners, retailers, sales representatives, and connoisseurs.
The BCA is managed by a Board of Directors. Each one of the 7 individuals on the Board is responsible for their respective role. No decisions are made without a majority vote. We take great pride in re-investing all proceeds and income generated from membership fees and cigar festivals/events back into the BCAA.
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Dr. Gaby Kafie
Founder and Treasurer
Our primary goal is to bring together boutique cigar manufacturers, brand owners, retailers, and connoisseurs. United through a collaborative effort we will be able to lay down a more solid road for the future of all.
Boutique cigars have long been the life blood of the premium cigar industry.
In order to protect our interests in this highly regulatory climate, we must join forces and collectively voice our right to continue to exist.
The goals of BCAA will be achieved through a 3 way process.
Ultimately, the dream has always been to be able to identify all boutique cigar brands sold in the United States, while also creating a data bank of all brick and mortar tobacconists that love such brands. At present time this does not exist. The success of the BCAA depends on bringing these companies that depend on each other together, so that both may continue to prosper.
Knowledge is power
The art of making a cigar has not changed over the past 200 years, but the politics and regulations definitely have. The BCAA seeks to be an Association that will assist smaller boutique cigar companies stay up to date with the latest information regarding best business practices, and state and federal regulations on products we produce. Compliance is the key in this new regulatory climate.
United we stand
It is time for all boutique cigar manufacturers and brand owners to come together and have an Association that represents our unique interests. Family owned businesses are the backbone of America. Through our joint efforts, we aim to have a stronger voice and presence in the premium cigar industry. Cigar Rights of America will have our full support in order to continue to ease FDA regulations on our entire industry.
Brings value to all of us
Boutique cigar companies bring tremendous value to retailers and connoisseurs looking for a quality cigar. Through great sacrifice, hard work, dedication, and passion, we are able to deliver on our promise (to make the finest cigars we can). The BCAA will be a home for all Boutique Cigars and all Brick and Mortar Tobacconists who love boutiques.
Boutique Cigar Companies (Manufacturer, Brand Owners, Distributors)
DOMESTIC RETAILER MEMBER
A licensed cigar/tobacco retailer within the United States
INTERNATIONAL RETAILER MEMBER
A licensed cigar/tobacco retailer outside of the United States
INTERNATIONAL CIGAR DISTRIBUTOR MEMBER
A licensed cigar importer outside of the United States, who sells product to tobacconists in their respective country.
CIGAR SALES REPRESENTATIVE (BROKER) MEMBER
An individual who is actively involved in the representation and sales of boutique cigars.
A company or individual that sells raw materials, products, or offers services other than a sales representative to premium cigar companies.
A company or individual involved in social media, podcast, newsletters, cigar reviewer or other form of media as pertains to premium cigars.