Royal Agio Cigars U.S.A. Corporate Headquarters Opens Doors

Royal AgioThis past year at the IPCPR, I noted that Royal Agio Cigars had their own booth instead of being joined with Drew Estate as in years past. The reason was kept hush until today when the two companies put out the following press release announcing  Drew Estate & Royal Agio Cigars will officially end the U.S. distribution agreement on December 18, 2017. 

Press Release

Monday, December 4, 2017 — Bradenton, Florida Drew Estate & Royal Agio Cigars formally announce the opening of the Royal Agio Cigars U.S.A. headquarters in Bradenton, Florida. The two companies joined forces globally on April 1, 2014 with Drew Estate distributing Royal Agio Cigars’ products in the United States, and Royal Agio distributing Drew Estate products in key European markets, such as Holland, France, Belgium and Germany.

As part of Royal Agio Cigars’ strengthening commitment to the U.S. market and related establishment of their new U.S. headquarters, Drew Estate & Royal Agio Cigars will officially end the U.S. distribution agreement on December 18, 2017.  The existing, successful distribution partnership in Europe will continue uninterrupted.

As of December 18th, Royal Agio Cigars U.S.A. will directly manage all U.S. corporate functions, including distribution, sales and marketing from the Bradenton office for its key handmade (Balmoral Anejo XO) and premium cigarillo (Panter and Mehari’s) brands.  Following is the U.S. office location and contact / customer order information:

  • Royal Agio Cigars U.S.A.
  • Address: 1812 44th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34210
  • Office Phone: (941) 896-6969
  • Customer Orders: [email protected] or (941) 896-6969

Any trade or consumer inquiries related to this press release can be made to Jaime Florez-Estrada, VP of Marketing, at [email protected].

George Margioukla, President of Royal Agio U.S.A., commented,

“Since the official commencement of the U.S. distribution partnership between Royal Agio Cigars and Drew Estate on April 1, 2014, we have been honored to be part of the Drew Estate family.  We are grateful for the enthusiastic support and significant contributions made on behalf of the Drew Estate organization that have helped improve distribution and awareness for our premium cigar brands over the past three and a half years.  Thanks in large part to these efforts, Royal Agio Cigars is now in a position to strengthen our U.S. presence and enhance direct support for our highly-valued trade partners and consumers.”

Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO of Drew Estate added further:

“On behalf of the entire Drew Estate team, we congratulate Royal Agio and the Wintermans Family on this historic milestone in the company’s history. We are thankful to be a part of it and excited to continue to work together in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Luxemburg, Austria, Italy and Lithuania. Our partnership has been crucial in many strategic focus areas in our company histories and it stands the test of time and change. Congratulations!”

About Royal Agio Cigars:

Royal Agio Cigars is a leading global cigar manufacturer offering internationally renowned premium brands such as Balmoral, Panter and Mehari’s.  Established by Jacques Wintermans in 1904, Royal Agio Cigars continues to be an independent family company of cigar makers, located in Holland and currently headed by Boris Wintermans (4th generation).  During the company’s 100 year anniversary, Agio Cigars was awarded the Royal warrant of appointment by Her Majesty, Queen of the Netherlands, formally changing the name of the company to Royal Agio Cigars.  Production facilities are located in the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium and Sri Lanka.



Founded in 1996, Drew Estate is one of the largest and fastest growing cigar companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars” Drew Estate has disrupted the premium cigar industry by creating a raw authenticity that has engaged cigar enthusiasts with iconic brands, unique tobaccos, and distinctive blending styles that attract new and old seasoned cigar enthusiasts. Their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Nicaragua produces more premium cigars than any other single factory in the world, producing a variety of brands including ACID, Liga Privada, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.