Por Larranaga cigars where founded in 1834 by Ignacio Larranaga. A b rand of cigars that has its ups and downs. In 1925 the company was struggling with labor shortages and decided that the only way to fix this was to import Cuba's first Rolling Machines. These machines produced Cigars that had reasonable draw and made at only 25% of a hand made Cigar. In the 1980's a large number of Brand disputes caused the factory to produce only machine made cigars. As of 2002 the cigars have all been made by hand and Por Larranga has become just as popular as it always was.