Hiram & Solomon Cigars has announced a distribution agreement with Bright Leaf Distribution Ltd. that will bring its cigars to retailers in the United Kingdom.

Paresh Patel, co-owner of Bright Leaf, has been importing cigars for more than 20 years. Currently, Bright Leaf lists Ashton, E.P. Carrillo, Rocky Patel, XIKAR and Vector-KGM, among others, on its website as the brands it imports into the country.

“We believe that our partnership in the UK market, with all the history and values that it represents will bring lots of mutual benefits for both companies alike,” said Fouad Kashouty, owner and co-founder of Hiram & Solomon Cigars, in a press release.

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.