History & Mission


The goal of Privateer Tobacco Company is to create a tradition of providing high-quality tobacco products at a fair & reasonable price to distributors and consumers as well as provide the industry’s best customer service and support while forming lasting, mutually satisfying relationships with our vendors, employees, customers and consumers.


Privateer Tobacco Company is owned by the Bowen Family of Ayden, NC, a family with ties to over a century of tobacco heritage.


The Bowens have been involved in every aspect of the tobacco industry from growing some of the world’s finest flue-cured tobacco to selling, warehousing, shipping of all tobacco types.