April 11, 2018

Mike Bellody from MLB Cigar Ventures and Enrique Seijas from Matilde Cigars have announced today the creation of a new cigar distribution company that will be known as SeiBel Distribution.

Effective immediately, SeiBel will handle all U.S. based distribution for all cigar brands under the MLB Cigar Ventures & Matilde Cigars umbrellas.

Currently, MLB Cigar brands include:

  • Imperia by Mike Bellody
  • Imperia Islero
  • Imperia Aventador
  • David P. Ehrlich Tremont
  • David P. Ehrlich PLM Series (soon to be released)
  • David P. Ehrlich 150th Anniversary (soon to be released)

Matilde brands include:

  • Matilde Renacer
  • Matilde Oscura
  • Matilde Quadrata
  • Matilde Serena

SeiBel Distribution will utilize the UPS Cigar Direct platform through SeiBel’s new warehouse in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Founder & CEO of MLB Cigars, Mike Bellody states:

“My company has experienced significant growth in sales and brand awareness. That growth makes this the next logical step in the evolution of MLB Cigar Ventures. Enrique is not only my business partner in SeiBel, he has also become a very close friend. I’m extremely excited that we have come together to create a pathway for continued success for both of our companies. I will forever be grateful to Manolo and the entire Quesada family for all they have done for me and my cigar company.”

Co-Founder of Matilde Cigars, Enrique Seijas states:

“A key factor to Matilde’s success has been our close relationship with our retail partners and brokers. SeiBel Distribution will allow us to have a more direct control over our warehousing, shipping and customer service, enhancing our current relationship with our retail partners. Partnering with Mike was an easy decision because we share similar business philosophies when it comes to brand growth and distribution. Working with SAG and the Quesada family has been a great experience. Now it’s time for Matilde to enter a new and exciting chapter.”

Production of Matilde and MLB Cigars will remain unchanged.

  • All Matilde Cigars are produced at Tabacalera Palma in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
  • MLB’s Imperia cigars are produced at Quesada Cigars in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
  • David P. Ehrlich cigars are produced at Tabacalera La Alianza, also in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

For more information contact:

Enrique Seijas – Co-Founder Matilde Cigars
Email: [email protected]

Michael Bellody
Founder and CEO MLB Cigar Ventures
Email: [email protected]