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Hiram & Solomon Cigars is heading to Germany, as the company has announced that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Casagranda Cigars GmbH that will see the company’s full production lines offered to German retailers.

“The idea behind the nrand is a little bit extraordinary and we have not seen anything comparable, despite our long cigar industry affiliation,” said Werner Casagranda, founder of Casagranda Cigars, via a press release. He noted that Hiram & Solomon is the first premium quality cigar brand targeting Freemasons, while also marketing to non-Freemasons in general, while donating a portion of its earnings to several charity projects including the Shriners Hospitals.

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Casagranda Cigars was founded in 2012 and focuses on boutique cigars made in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

“It is with great honor that the Hiram & Solomon Cigar brand has been selected as one of the handpicked boutique cigars carried by Casagranda Cigars GmbH,” said Fouad Kashouty, owner of Hiram & Solomon Cigars, via a press release. “The relationship we have built with Werner will continue to expand Hiram & Solomon Cigars’s footprint in Germany and throughout Europe and be available for all men and women alike who take their commitment to cigar smoking tradition and taste seriously.”

In January, Hiram & Solomon announced that it would be expanding to the United Kingdom after signing a distribution agreement with Bright Leaf Distribution Ltd.

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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.