The leaning walls, the ancient brick floors and the timber platforms of Cigar Factory De Olifant are saturated with the aromas of tobacco and cedar wood. This little monument of a cigar factory has been producing tobacco products since 1832. For certain extended periods of time, the factory was mainly used as a museum; however its production capacity was restored in the mid 1980s. Using its pre war machines, of which the oldest dates back to 1888, only a handful of workers are producing the cigars.
The factory produces nine models of cigars using twenty tobacco types but always by using the same formula: the valuable Sumatran sand-leaf as a wrapper leaf, the Java leaf as a binder, and as a filler a blend of Brazil, Havana, Java and Sumatra tobaccos.
An Olifant cigar is a top quality cigar, produced in the tradition of the old master craftsmen. It is produced in nine different cigar models that offer the smoker a complete range of smoking pleasures for short or extended enjoyment, from a mild to a strong smoking experience