Belgium-based Vandermarliere Cigar Family (VCF) is poised to become the official distributor for Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (EPC) cigar products on the Italian market.
The new partnership will be announced officially in Florence on 23 June, at a meeting attended by VCF CEO Fred Vandermarliere and EPC Founder, President and Master Blender Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. The collaboration marks the opening of a significant new market for EPC cigars.
From this summer, Italian consumers will be able to enjoy cigars from the EPC portfolio, including the Encore Celestial and Majestic; the Pledge Sojourn and Pledge Prequel (voted cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado in 2020); and the Triumph three-cigar sampler.
A successful alliance
VCF and EPC – both family companies – have collaborated previously, most recently in bringing back the Aliados brand to the Oliva family of cigars, following VCF’s acquisition of the brand name in 2021.
Perez-Carrillo created a limited-edition release to accompany the full-time offering made by tobacco grower Julio Eiroa.