Drew Estate & Agio Cigars Announce Partnership
Miami, FL, March 3, 2014: Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate Tobacco Company are pleased to announce exclusive distribution agreement effective April 1st, 2014.
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
“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,
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.