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Cathy Neff-Siegers

Cathy Neff-Siegers

Cat (Cathy) called northern Michigan home while working in the banking industry for over 30 years. Home town to her was Harbor Springs, Michigan with her first husband, Jim Neff. After Jim died in 2002, Cat traveled to the Caribbean where she met her second husband, a cigar manufacturer born and living on the island of St. Maarten. That is where Cat learned the fine art of cigar making. Because of the high demand for her husband’s brand, DAS cigars, a new factory was opened in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, in 2014, where the majority of the cigars are now made. Making St. Maarten her winter home, Cat returned to Harbor Springs for summer through fall and opened her first retail store, in 2005, selling her husband’s hand-rolled cigars.

Having been an art major in college, Cat revived her artistic talents and began making her own jewelry for her store. Seeing the popularity of leather and pearl jewelry on the island of St. Barth’s, a neighbor to St. Maarten, Cat was inspired to create her own pearl and leather designs to sell in her store. This has expanded to stringing pearls and other semi-precious gem stones and her one of a kind beaded bracelets. Although, the hand-rolled cigars are still a big part of the business, the jewelry designed by Cat is becoming a major part of her business.

Despite being divorced, Cat and her ex-husband maintain a business relationship and factory ownership. Cat continues to sell the expertly hand-rolled DAS cigars as she has in the past, so quality is maintained.

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Glossary of Cigar Terms

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Band - The ring of paper with the name of the cigar brand, wrapped near the closed head of the cigar and usually held on with a vegetable based glue. 

Binder - The portion of a tobacco leaf that is rolled around the filler to hold it together. 

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A Word On Cigars

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Long before the discovery of the Americas, cigars have been a sign of pleasure and thanksgiving. The Caribbean Indians after the Areito (Indian ritual dance), would light up tobacco as a form of communication with their ancestors. When the aromatic leaves where introduced in Europe they where an immediate success.

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DAS Premium Hand-rolled Cigars

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DAS cigars originated on the island of St. Maarten in 2003 and were initially sold only on the island. In 2005, we opened a small retain store in Harbor Springs, Michigan where Cat (Cathy) has maintained a home since 1981. Due to the high demand of DAS cigars, a larger factory was opened in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, in 2014, where the majority of our cigars are manufactured.

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Shipping Policy

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We attempt to ship orders within 24 to 48 hours on weekdays.  Weekend orders will be fulfilled on the following Monday or Tuesday. Please be aware that we do not ship (or deliver) on Saturdays, Sundays and all major holidays.

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