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Saka retires from Drew Estate

| July 21, 2013

Steve Saka has retired as the CEO of Drew Estate, its family of companies and its subsidiaries. Saka joined the company as president in July 2005 and was promoted to CEO in July 2012.

“The team at Drew Estate would like to thank Steve for all of his hard work and dedication over the past eight years,” said company owners Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel. “His passion, leadership and expertise are a very rare combination within our industry. Steve will be truly missed, and we wish him all the best moving forward.”

During Saka’s tenure, Drew Estate has become one of the world’s largest and most successful premium handmade cigar manufacturers.

In addition to managing Drew Estate, Saka has written extensively about cigars and black tobaccos. He is a pioneer in the online media segment as the executive editor of CigarNexus.com and an experienced cigar blender and maker.

 

Drew Estate acquires Heavenly Cigar

| June 28, 2013

Drew Estate has acquired the Heavenly Cigar Co. of in Naples, Florida, USA.

“We are extremely excited about this acquisition and look forward to building the Heavenly cigar brand further across the U.S.,” said Michael Cellucci, president of Drew Estate. “We believe that with our expertise and innovation we have the ability to fully realize the potential of the Heaven line of products.”

Heavenly Cigar Co.products will be featured at the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) Convention and International Trade Show in July at the Drew Estate booth.

Established in 1996, Drew Estate is a privately held, U.S.-headquartered manufacturer and distributor of premium cigars. Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan factory handcrafts brands such as Liga Privada, La Vieja Habana and Herrera Esteli.