Welcome to "Don Gabriel" !
With an incredibly motivated team trained in Cuba, and managed directly by Dr. Gabriel Nogueira de Matos (Don Gabriel) the company dispatch all orders from our state-of-the-art humidified warehouse established in a European Union country.
In business since 1998, The company originaly incorporated in Gibraltar, opened in the Madeira Island of Portugal three La Casa del Habano stores and a Casa de Cuba. The La Casa del Habano Caniço, La Casa del Habano Dom Pepe, and La Casa del Habano Funchal, the last one was the largest in the south of Europe with bonded warehouse and Duty Free for non EU clients. Dr. Gabriel Nogueira de Matos was also the General Manager and owner of all La Casa del Habano Madeira.
Unfortunately, this stores due to the absurd tax system implemented in Portugal by the TROIKA were forced to close. No company can accept to pay above 70% in Taxes ; ( 26% import duty + 25% tobacco special tax + 22% VAT = 73%), Plus there is 30% to pay over profit, 40% of IRS, and 34.75% Social security. Portugal is a crasy country where the corruption is part of the politicians and bankers DNA.
We needed to transfer our business to a decent country ! Now we are stronger than ever and looking forward to ship to your door, outstanding La Casa del Habano stock of Cuban cigars. We do anything for our clients. Dont spend your money in low quality cigars. You deserve the best. We invested very much to serve you only the cream of the crop.
Due to our excellent relations with Habanos, SA, All our Cuban cigars are sourced directly from the importer where are our warehouses. The shipping centre is in accordance with the Quality Standards Norm of ISO 9001:2000. The industrial humidor and Humidification Systems has been certified by Stulz Ultrasonic - Germany. Humidification system is the most important in this industry.
Don Gabriel about Quality : "We are in this business since 1998 and there is a big difference between the stock we previouly received and the stock we receive now. LCDH stock is indeed "La Creme de La Creme" in Cuban cigars. We are very happy with the extra quality."
Our Motto : " When you sign your name under what you do, Quality is a Matter of Family Honor". We invite you to visit our Testimonials page.
Dr. Gabriel Nogueira de Matos
Founder, CEO and President