Date: March 2019
Author: Inspector Z

Cornelius & Anthony in The Netherlands. Back in December, we brought the news that Cornelius & Anthony found distribution in The Netherlands. Two distributors, Longfiller Company and Gajane Benelux, were interested in bringing the brand into the country. Cornelius & Anthony vice president Courtney Smith decided to go with Longfiller Company.

Just like S&M brands, owners of Cornelius & Anthony, J van Horssen BV is a family owned business with several generations history. J. van Horssen BV is the parent of Longfiller Company. Add the four own retail outlets, including Cigaragua in Amsterdam, to the equation and Courtney Smith, vice president of Cornelius & Anthony, felt that the companies matched together. During her stay at La Palina, Smith did business with Van Horssen’s Longfiller Company too.

All of the Cornelius and Anthony cigars, all lines and all vitolas, will available in The Netherlands excluding the Cornelius. The reason for that is the extra import tax on American-made tobacco products.

The cigars and the prices

The Netherlands works with fixed tobacco prices. The importer/distributor sets the price, based upon the factory price, shipping, taxes and includes the profit margins for the shops and the distribution. That price is the price for which retailer can sell the cigars until the distributor changes the price. Discounts or mark-ups are prohibited. The prices in The Netherlands will be as printed below.                                                                                                                           

Ministry of Cigars - Cornelius & Anthony in The Netherlands

Aerial corona gorda (5½x46) € 185 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,25 per cigar                                                                                                   
Aerial robusto (5×52) € 195 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,75 per cigar                                                                                                      
Aerial toro (6×50) € 205 per box of twenty cigars, or €10,25 per cigar     
Aerial gordo (6×60) € 225 per box of twenty cigars, or €11,25 per cigar

Ministry of Cigars - Cornelius & Anthony in The Netherlands

Meridian corona gorda (5½x46) € 185 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,25 per cigar                                                                                          
Meridian robusto (5×52) € 195 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,75 per cigar                                                                         
Meridian toro (6×50) € 205 per box of twenty cigars, or €10,25 per cigar                                                                                           
Meridian gordo (6×60) € 225 per box of twenty cigars, or €11,25 per cigar   

Ministry of Cigars - Cornelius & Anthony to The Netherlands part two

Daddy mac corona gorda (5½x46) € 190 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,50 per cigar                                                                                                         
Daddy mac robusto (5×52) € 200 per box of twenty cigars, or €10,00 per cigar                                                                         
Daddy mac toro (6×50) € 220 per box of twenty cigars, or €11,00 per cigar                                                                                                                     
Daddy mac gordo (6×60) € 245 per box of twenty cigars, or €12,25 per cigar    

Ministry of Cigars - Cornelius & Anthony to The Netherlands part two

Señor Esugars corona gorda (5½x46) € 195 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,75 per cigar                                                                                
Señor Esugars robusto (5×52) € 205 per box of twenty cigars, or €10,25 per cigar                                                                                                                                  
Señor Esugars toro (6×50) € 220 per box of twenty cigars, or €11,00 per cigar                                                                                                                                            
Señor Esugars gordo (6×60) € 245 per box of twenty cigars, or €12,25 per cigar    

Ministry of Cigars - Cornelius & Anthony to The Netherlands part two

Venganza silencer (5½x46) € 195 per box of twenty cigars, or €9,75 per cigar                                                                                
Venganza judge  (5×52) € 205 per box of twenty cigars, or €10,25 per cigar                                                                                                                   
Venganza Persuader  (6×50) € 220 per box of twenty cigars, or €11,00 per cigar                                                                            
Venganza BMG (6×60) € 245 per box of twenty cigars, or €12,25 per cigar  

Only three lines introduced now

After releasing this article, Courtney Smith from Cornelius & Anthony reached out to us. Only the Daddy Mac, Venganza and Meridian will be introduced in The Netherlands for now. The Aerial and Seńor Esugars will be introduced in the fall, just like the newer The Gent and The Mistress blends.

All of the cigars are made at the Tabacalera La Zona in Esteli, Nicaragua. The factory is owned by Erik Espinosa from Espinosa Cigars.

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