Produced by the Cope brothers from 1870 to 1936, at which point they were bought by Gallaher. Gallaher produced Escudo until 1994. A C Petersen began production in 1997, with the original presses.
Now blended by Peter Stokkebye, imported and distributed by Villager Stokkebye International.
A combination of full bodied Virginia from North Carolina and Virginia blended with Perique from Louisiana are the cornerstones in Escudo.
The blend is pressed and matured before it is spun and cut into coins. This process ensures the unique character of Escudo.