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Erik Wentworth Returns to the Cigar Industry with 3 Leaf Cigars

3 Leaf Cigars

From 3 Leaf Cigars:

I am very pleased to announce the release of 3 LEAF. It is a brand born from the knowledge  obtained during 15 years in the cigar industry, the relationships – both professional and social – that have formed during that time, and my undying passion for cigars. 

I entered the premium cigar industry in 2009 as a tobacconist at Two Guys Smoke Shop and I  quickly found a home. The passion that rooted me to this industry developed through working with  amazing people on a daily basis.  

Four short years later, I was provided the privilege to work with Hammer & Sickle. From 2013  until 2022 I worked for the company, growing to the position of Executive Vice President and  expanding the company’s presence in the cigar industry. During that time, I worked under Eric  Hanson developing a close relationship with him and the company, while learning the intricacies  of running a cigar business with the ultimate goal to provide the best product to the customer- a  product I was proud of. 

In June of 2018, we were all blindsided when Eric passed away; I lost my mentor, my colleague, and someone I considered family. I was saddened but also determined to continue driving forward,  and the company continued to grow until the spring of 2022 when due to unforeseen events, the  company decided to dissolve. 

I realized about one year after being absent from the cigar industry, how much of an impression it  had left on my life. During the end of 2022 I wanted to go back. In an industry that thrives off of  relationships, 3 LEAF is no exception. Everything from the name to the company’s founders is  rooted on relationships with those closest to me. I knew I wanted to start this endeavor with the  support of my friends and family and quickly contacted my close friend Jim Ferreira about making  a cigar together. Without hesitation he was in favor of the idea and we began making plans.  

The name 3 LEAF itself, evolved from a drawing my daughter created of a small tobacco stock  bearing three leaves. When I brought my daughter's drawing to Jim it was immediately adopted to  be our project’s crest and 3 LEAF was born. 

After over a year of blending and rigorous details, we finally have two blends that will appeal to  every cigar enthusiast, for those special occasions or everyday smokes. Jim and I are truly honored,  humbled, and overjoyed with the release of 3 LEAF, and we hope that you enjoy 3 LEAF as much  as we have enjoyed making them.  


Erik Wentworth Jim Ferreira 

CEO, 3 LEAF Cigars COO, 3 LEAF Cigars

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A backstory that really has me wanting to try out 3 Leaf

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