El Artista Cigars will be coming to Sweden thanks to a new distribution agreement with Star Cigar & Spirits.

“I am so happy to work with Star Cigar & Spirits,” said Radhames ‘Ram’ Rodriguez, president of El Artista Cigars, via a press release. “I have been working hard to expand our lines to more countries and this is a great day for El Artista Cigars.’


The company expects to have its Buffalo TEN Natural and Maduro lines available to retailers in the country by the end of September. In the spring of 2022, El Artista Cigars will be supporting the launch of the brand with visits from Rodriguez to retailers for in-person events.

Star Cigar & Spirits also distributes Drew Estate, My Father and Perdomo in Sweden, among others.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.