The brand “Nemiroff” was created in the USSR in January 1991, shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union, by Artur Zarkh and Boris Nemirov (who passed away in 2013). The brand was created for a nameless, but incredibly fragrant, hand-rolled Cuban Cigars and raw tobaccos materials that came from Cuba, based on the contacts of the yachtsman and traveler B. Nemirov. In his honor, the new brand was named “NEMIROFF,” in the Western style, with the ending - "off".
In addition to the financial contributions to the business. A. Zarkh provided his knowledge and expertise, which started as a hobby. At the age of 11, Mr. Zarkh became interested in the professional twisting of cigars, and later received training and experience in this field. The early childhood interests and later training allowed Mr. Zarkh to select interesting new fragrances and flavors for the branded products. Therefore, in addition to Cuban cigars, A. Zarkh chose raw materials, from which he and his business partners created new, highly regarded and exclusive blends, which accounted for at least 50% of overall revenue. The tobacco products produced under Mr. Zarkh’s supervision were highly regarded and favored by the consumers for their freshness, price and high quality. Upon arrival to New York in September 1994, A. Zarkh held a first product presentation of the Cigar products (twisted and prepared under Mr. Zarkh’s supervision) and marketed under the Nemiroff brand. In 1994, seven types of hand-made cigars under the brand mark “Nemiroff” were presented.
The use of tobacco that is grown in the United States for more than 300 years guarantees high quality raw materials, grown without use of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. In fact, all raw materials (grown in the U.S.) that A. Zarkh has selected for his products are natural and natural-organic, which partly accounts for the highest quality of the finished products.
We own inventory stock of raw tobacco materials (see video), from which we create a blend, certify it and launch it into production. We are members of a farmers association, and have signed a number of supply agreements, which guarantee us uninterrupted supply of good quality raw materials in the amount of tens of thousands of tons per year, in various grades of tobacco and at a fixed price. This inventory and supply includes both the cigarette and cigar tobacco. The farmer association was created about 100 years ago. The farmers, who are members of this association, own tens of thousands of acres of land and land, including farms owned and operated by Amish and Native Americans in the United States, and also the tobacco plantations in Brazil, Nicaragua, and Latin America. The farmer association members own several factories that produce excellent tobacco products - cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, weighed tobacco for pipes, for roll-ups, for hookahs and chewing tobacco.
During our years of production, we have created about 200 different recipes of unique blends for the premium and super premium tobacco product market segments. These include mixes for use in cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, pipes and hookahs.
We have also created a unique recipe for the "Non-Tobacco” cigarettes, which are commonly used and marketed to smokers that desire to STOP SMOKING. You can read about this unique market segment in a separate part of this website.
Each type of our cigarettes is a separate mix. This unique strategy is not matched – and can’t be matched – by even the largest tobacco product producers, who typically consider such policy too ambitious and un - achievable. We, however, feel that our consumers, products and reputation demand that we reach toward the highest levels of quality and variety for our products.
First, we offer a high-quality product to the premium market segment. All our blends are made from the softest part of the leaf, and are 100% free from any chemicals or chemical flavorings or additives. We use only the highest grades of naturally-grown tobacco or certified 100% USDA ORGANIC tobacco.