Ozgener Family Cigars was launched and created by Tim Ozgener, the son of late Cano Ozgener, founded CAO Cigars and Tim successfully ran that company for many years. In 2010, when CAO was assimilated into General Cigar Company, Tim stepped away from the business. Many people leave the cigar business and are ultimately drawn back into it. It appeared Tim would be one of the few who wasn’t going to return as he focused on philanthropic efforts. However, that would change in 2022 as he not only announced he was a partner in Crowned Heads, but he was launching his own cigar brand called Ozgener Family Cigars.
Bosphorus is the company’s first regular production cigar. The idea was to showcase the heritage of the Ozgener family. The cigar is named for the Bosphorus Strait that runs through Istanbul, Turkey and separates Europe from Asia. Ozgener’s mother was Turkish, and his father Cano was Armenian. Ozgener is particularly proud of the fact that despite a rocky history between Turkey and Armenia, his parents were married for over 55 years and achieved the American dream. As a result, elements of Armenia, Turkey, and the U.S. (where Tim Ozgener lives) are all showcased in the artwork for the box.
Bosphorus B52 features an Ecuadorian Sumatra, a double binder of Ecuadorian Connecticut and Nicaraguan Jalapa leaves over a filler of all Nicaraguan tobaccos. Coming in a box of 20, this truly a testament to the experience of Tim Ozgener. This is cigar has earthy notes followed by subtle white pepper, leather, citrus, and nuts. Try it for yourself today!