Drew Estate is getting a new Canadian distributor.

The company has chosen Scandinavian Tobacco Group Canada (STG Canada) as its new distributor effective Aug. 28. As part of the new agreement, STG Canada will service both traditional stores, as well as duty-free shops within Canada.

“We are excited about our partnership with STG Canada, and plan to build on the success that we have enjoyed in this tough market over the past few years,” said Alex Goldman, vp of international business development at Drew Estate, in a press release. “I want to thank the House of Horvath team, and especially Colm and Cathy O’Shea for their passion and professionalism in building up the Drew Estate brand in Canada over the past three years.”​

House of Horvath will continue to process orders until Aug. 28.

STG Canada is part of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, which also owns General Cigar Co. and Cigars International. It is based in Longueuil, Québec.

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