Miami, FL, March 3, 2014: Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Tobacco Company are pleased to announce exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st 2014. Drew Estate will market, sell, and distribute all Royal Agio Cigar brands in the United States.
This agreement expands Royal Agio Cigars’ reach across the broad channels of tobacco distribution throughout the U.S. and provides the opportunity to market Panter, Mehari’s and Balmoral brands in the optimal way.
Boris Wintermans, CEO of Royal Agio Cigars explains: “Although our companies are quite different, there was an immediate chemistry between our two family businesses. Both companies aim for creating purposeful brands for the long run and are committed to making a difference. We both have the ambition to expand in the U.S. market and the Royal Agio portfolio compliments the Drew Estate brand portfolio perfectly.”
“Drew Estate Tobacco Company, including both the Drew Estate premium division and the popular market side called, “Half a Sandwich” has tremendous respect for the Royal Agio team and the special family tradition behind all of their fine cigars,” explains Jonathan Drew, co-founder. “At Drew Estate, we understand that success comes through purposeful collaboration. That’s why we are so excited about this new partnership with Royal Agio,” according to Drew Estate President, Michael Cellucci.
About Drew Estate:
Founded in New York City in 1996 by two former college fraternity brothers, who shared a dream to become world-class cigar makers. Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel led Drew Estate to become one of the largest and fastest growing cigar companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”™, Drew Estate has defied the odds by innovating new elements to the cigar industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and old cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces successful brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Java by Drew Estate, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, My Uzi Weighs a Ton, Natural, Nica Rustica, Tabak Especial and Undercrown.
About Royal Agio Cigars:
Royal Agio Cigars is a leading global cigar manufacturer offering internationally renowned brands such as Mehari’s, Panter and Balmoral. Established by Jacques Wintermans in 1904 and headed by 4th generation Boris Wintermans, Royal Agio Cigars has always been an independent family company. At the centennial, her Majesty Queen of the Netherlands awarded Agio Cigars with the Royal warrant of appointment. From its home base in the Dutch town of Duizel, cigars are being sent to more than 100 countries worldwide. Production facilities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sri Lanka and the Dominican Republic combine state of the art technology with the best tobaccos available to result in the highest quality cigars for cigar lovers all over the world.