Our Approach

Goldwin Tobacco

The Goldwin Tobacco Company produces, retails and wholesales fine tobacco from around the world. The creation of the Goldwin product line, came from Grand Metropolitan Chairman/CEO Vin Lee’s personal blend. For many years, Lee had fine luxury cigars created for his own personal use and as gifts for family, friends, and associates. This blend was complimented so often, he capitalized on the suggestion to bring it to market.

The company’s flagship product is the LOUIXS cigar. Fit for a king, the LOUIXS is a luxury cigar carefully hand-rolled in rare Rosado leaf, by fifth generation tobacconists. Louix XIV would have been proud.

Our Story


Today, the Goldwin Tobacco Company works to bring cigars to tobacconists and aficionados all through North America. Its products are sold at the Beverly Hills Cigar Club as well as by 70 other private cigar clubs in North America and tobacconists worldwide. As a boutique firm, Goldwin Tobacco production is limited to only 300,000 sticks of the LOUIXS and 500,000 sticks of Goldwin’s namesake Golconda cigar.

Meet the Team

IMASCOs International Cigar Club is a private group of individuals passionate about wine, spirits, food and cigars. We participate in charity auctions, celebrity events, and red carpet functions including the Cannes Film Festival, Oscars, Grammy's, Emmy's, and Independent Spirit Awards.

We also participate at G20 Economic Summit, World Economic Forum at Davos, Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills. In addition, we have hosted and sponsored events with NASCAR, Formula 1, Concours d' Elegance, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and Bike Week in Daytona Beach. Our company sponsors events @ PGA Tour, NFL Super Bowl, and various music/entertainment venue VIP lounges and brand expansion marketing campaigns.


Vin Lee

Founder & CEO

CEO of Beverly Hills based Grand Metropolitan, privately-held luxury goods holding company with a 126 brand portfolio. Finlay Fine Jewelers is one of the largest jeweler groups in North America. Heilig-Meyers is also one of the largest furniture retailers in the United States. Dalgety PLC operates the firms food and beverage brands including arable and pastoral farming, IMASCO Ltd. tobacco interests, and Pushkin Caviar.

Grand Metropolitan

Grand Metropolitan is an American multinational luxury goods holding company founded in Beverly Hills, CA in 2000. The group owns over 120 brand subsidiaries that have conducted over $250 billion in revenue collectively since their founding originating in 1787.

Many of our brands have been leading employers and institutions in their local communities raising millions of dollars over the years for a range of charities and causes.