Antillican Cigar Corporation’s distribution portfolio is growing again.

Lost in the news regarding General Cigar Co.’s purchase of the Toraño brands and the effective shutdown of Toraño as a company was Swinger Cigar Company. The young company had an arrangement with Toraño for the shipping and storage of their cigars, something that disappeared with the sale of Toraño.

Swinger has chosen Antillian, the company behind Sosa. It becomes the fifth distribution agreement Sosa has announced in the past month after it added a slew of brands in late August.

Launching in late May, Swinger has two Dominican-made brands on the market: Front 9, an Ecuadorian Connecticut-wrapped cigar, and Back 9, which features a Brazilian Corojo. Both are made the Tabacalera Las Lavas factory in Santiago.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.