Cigar News: ACE Prime Gains Brazilian Distribution Cigars has announced that the company’s cigar will now be distributed in thanks to an exclusive distribution partnership with , one of the largest cigar importers in , run by Eduardo Llerena Hernandez, cigar distributor and longtime
friend of Eradio Pichardo. became one of the largest Cigar importers in the 1990’s when he moved from Italy to Sao Paulo and had the rights to import Cuban Cigars for over a decade in . Since 2001 Rafaelle has shifted to mainly import Nicaraguan cigars.

Eduardo has several lines of cigars, all rolled at Tabacalera Pichardo (Syboney, Nativos del Caribe, Llerena) and is one of the oldest clients of Tabacalera Pichardo. Eduardo also distributes to several cigar shops in , and owns the traditional “Consulado do Tabaco” a cigar shop in the neighborhood of Brooklyn in the city of São Paulo.

Eduardo and Rafaelle joined forces to distribute cigars in the entire Brazilian territory. “This partnership took place organically. Eduardo Llerena is a long time friend, since our time in Cuba at Habanos S.A, and one of our factory clients for over 10 years. I also known for many years as well. He has a great reputation and is one of the largest importers in . Developing this partnership couldn’t be more natural,” commented Eradio Pichardo, Master Blender and Co-owner of Cigars and Tabacalera Pichardo

Unlike other markets, in order to import tobacco products in , the approval by a national regulatory agency is required (similar to the FDA in the USA). This process started last quarter and this month Llerena and Rafaelle obtained the approval to import brands.

“We could not be more satisfied with this partnership. I have known Luciano and Pichardo for over a decade and all the products of Tabacalera Pichardo are known in for their quality and impeccable construction. is doing an amazing job and the brands are extremely attractive!, ” says – Owner of D’Angelo Importadora

“We just brought in our first batch and sold out in just a few days. These cigars have quality. I’m proud to be part of their history and witness their growth. Their hard work paid off!” Commented Eduardo Llerena – Cigar Distributor – Owner of Consulado do Tobacco and Distribuidora de Tabacos.

“We put our soul into everything we produce, and it’s humbling to see the growth and acceptance of these cigars. As 2020 comes to a close, we are truly excited for our growth in the European and South American market as we continue to share our cigars with the world,” says , Master Blender and Co- owner of Cigars and Tabacalera Pichardo