The Abam brand was created in 1996 by Cuban master blender, Matias Maragoto. These cigars are manufactured in the Abam factory in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Two distinct lines are produced by Abam. Abam Claro is a mild cigar with a Connecticut Shade wrapper. Abam Natural is a medium cigar with an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper. A big advantage is that each line comes in 7 sizes.