1502 Cigars has officially crossed the pond, as the company’s cigars can now be found in Germany and Slovakia thanks to a pair of new deals.

The company made the announcement on Wednesday in an email sent to its customers and members of the media, calling it a step in reaching its goal of putting the “global in Global Premium Cigars,” the parent company of 1502.

Enrique Sanchez, ceo and founder of Global Premium Brands, told halfwheel that the negotiations for distribution into Europe have been ongoing for a year, with more countries to be announced in the near future. ” This is only the start of going international for Global Premium Cigars,” he noted.

In Slovakia, 1502 Cigars are being distributed by Reming s.r.o., while in Germany the retailer Cigar World is the first to carry the brand.

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