“We both have the ambition to expand in the U.S. market and the Royal Agio portfolio compliments the Drew Estate brand portfolio perfectly,” says CEO of Royal Agio Cigars.
Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Tobacco Co. are pleased to announce exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1, 2014.
Drew Estate will market, sell and distribute all Royal Agio Cigar brands in the U.S.
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.
“Although our companies are quite different, there was an immediate chemistry between our two family businesses,” Boris Wintermans, CEO of Royal Agio Cigars explained. “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 Co., 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,” said 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.