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Cigar News: Highly Regarded Premium Cigar Industry Veteran Bryan Bird Joins Drew Estate

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Highly Regarded Premium Cigar Industry Veteran Bryan Bird Joins Drew Estate




Thursday, June 6, 2019 — Miami, FL Today Drew Estate announces that Bryan Bird joins their organization as Director of Sales, National Accounts.

He will report to Ike Karipides, Director, National Account Channel.

Bird, a highly regarded veteran in the premium cigar industry, recently concluded a very successful nineteen-year career at Thompson Cigar Company.

Most recently, Bird served as Thompson’s Director of Merchandising, a role he held since 2015.


Bryan began his journey in Thompson’s call center, quickly progressed to managing and fine tuning their retail operation, and was promoted to Buyer/Marketing Manager in 2011.

From the Drew Estate offices in Miami, Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO of Drew Estate notes, “Bryan has an innate understanding of the inner workings, nuances, and complexities of the web catalogue channel.


He is well suited to add extreme value in our efforts to remain best-in-class at servicing the ever-growing complexities within these large and diverse accounts.

We are thrilled to have Bryan join our Drew Estate family.”

From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate adds, “Bryan adds tremendous value to the Drew Estate organization, especially in the national account channel, where he cut his teeth.


I remember the first time I met him almost 20 years ago, when we first became friends.

He’s a good lad with a great heart, who has talent, class and a strategic conceptual lens.”



About Drew Estate


Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world.

Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that attracting new and traditional cigar enthusiasts.

In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.


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