Quesada Cigars has reached an agreement with Mike Bellody, owner of of MLB Cigar Ventures, to become the sole U.S distributor of MLB brands as of July 1. The arrangement covers the entire MLB Cigar Ventures portfolio, including the Imperia, Islero and Aventador brands rolled at the Quesada Factory, as well as the David P Ehrlich, crafted by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo at Tabacalera La Alianza.
Quote from Terence Reilly: “Mike has been both a dear friend and partner of our family for several years now. As we’ve watched his orders at our factory increase in size and frequency, despite the challenges of the current market for new companies, we felt a distribution partnership was a great opportunity for both of us. Between Mike’s business and sales acumen acquired from years in the Investment Management industry and our incredible relationships with our retail partners across the country, we expect massive growth from this partnership.”
Quote from Mike Bellody: “I am incredibly honored that Quesada Cigars and I have been able to reach this distribution agreement. The obvious business synergies between our two companies create a perfect environment for this to be a hugely successful partnership. This agreement will allow MLB brands to immediately gain distribution throughout the U.S., accelerating our already substantial rate of market penetration and growth. Over the past 4 years, I have come to think of the Quesada’s as family, making this day even more special for me and my company.”