Royal Agio Cigars is now the U.S. distributor for Agio.
The company’s Bradenton, Fla.-based headquarters is now opened and effective next week, the company will be distributing its own products.
On Dec. 18, Drew Estate will stop its distribution of Agio, a partnership that began in 2014. Royal Agio will continue to distribute Drew Estate products in certain markets.
“Since the official commencement of the U.S. distribution partnership between Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate on April 1, 2014, we have been honored to be part of the Drew Estate family,” said George Margioukla, president of Royal Agio U.S.A., in a press release. “We are grateful for the enthusiastic support and significant contributions made on behalf of the Drew Estate organization that have helped improve distribution and awareness for our premium cigar brands over the past three and a half years. Thanks in large part to these efforts, Royal Agio Cigars is now in a position to strengthen our U.S. presence and enhance direct support for our highly-valued trade partners and consumers.”
Royal Agio’s portfolio includes the Merharis, Panter, Balmoral, and De Huifkar brands, as well as the eponymously named Agio line of cigars. The company also maintains operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany and France, with production facilities in Sri Lanka, the Dominican Republic and Belgium.
“We are thankful to be a part of it and excited to continue to work together in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Austria, Italy and Lithuania,” said Glenn Wolfson, ceo of Drew Estate. “Our partnership has been crucial in many strategic focus areas in our company histories and it stands the test of time and change.”