Aging Room Moves to Altadis

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Cigars | Comments Off on Aging Room Moves to Altadis

Aging Room cigars will now be distributed by Altadis U.S.A.

Halfwheel reports:

The tobacco giant will be the new distributor for Aging Room, which includes brands like Oliveros, SWAG and others. One source told halfwheel that Aging Room informed its independent sales representatives on Thursday that they would no longer be representing the brand. The deal primarily centers around distribution; Rob Norris, gm for Altadis U.S.A., told halfwheel the company has not purchased ownership in Boutique Blends and the blends will remain in production at their current factory.

Boutique Blends will move its inventory to Altadis U.S.A.’s warehouse in Fort Lauderdale and orders are expected to begin shipping form there on June 5.

“Rafael Nodal, who has led the Miami-based group since 2002, will support our premium cigar Altadis U.S.A. business,” said Javier Estades, head of Tabacalera USA, in a press release. “Rafael will focus mainly on product quality and innovation, on strategic relations with our trade customers and brick and mortar operations, and other areas in the company.”

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