As the 84th annual IPCPR convention kicks off this week, manufacturer’s all around the world have been announcing new product, extensions, changes, and more, leading up to this year’s show in Las Vegas, NV. As we usually expect to see one or two new things from most companies, there has been one company in particular that has been making some big changes this year: Drew Estate. Instead of bombarding you with an article for each one, we’ve decided to compile them into one single article. Without further ado, we present to you: “What’s New with Drew!
Herrera Esteli Miami:
William Herrera, creator of the Herrera Esteli and Master Blender for Drew Estate has announced the release of his newest cigar: The Herrera Esteli Miami. This cigar features Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Sumatra Binder, and Dominican and Nicaraguan Fillers.
“The journey at Drew Estate has taken me to new countries, and almost every state in the union. After 5 years, it was time to come home and work on a project where it all began for me. Going back to my roots and in my home where I was brought up has been such a blessing.” – Willy Herrera
Another point that makes this cigar unique to Drew Estate is that the Herrera Miami will be manufactured at El Titan de Bronze, in Miami, FL. Herrera Estelí Miami debuts in a 5 ¾ x 48 corona vitola packaged in 10 count boxes with an MSRP of $130.00 per box.
All Out Kings: Speaking of Willy Herrera, earlier this year, he led a Cigar Safari alongside Jonathan Drew and Robert Caldwell. During this event, they announced that Drew Estate and Caldwell would be collaborating on a new line together: the All Out Kings. This cigar will be a beautiful blend of Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano tobaccos for the Wrapper, with an Indonesia Sumatra Binder, and filler comprised of Jalapa Viso, Esteli Viso, Dominican C-98 Seco, and Connecticut Broadleaf Ligero. For more on this cigar, check out the website set up for the collaboration by clicking here.
Kentucky Fire Cured: DE has announced the release of the KFC “Swamp Thang” and “Swamp Rat.” These cigars will be similar to the traditional Kentucky Fire Cured cigar, except that the lower portion of the cigar is covered in a sweet candela wrapper, with only the upper portion of the cigar covered in a fire cured wrapper; certainly something to look forward to trying for all fans of the KFC line. To read about the Kentucky Fire Curing process, check out our recap of last year’s Kentucky Barn Smoker by clicking here!
Undercrown: Last year, Drew Estate unveiled their newest line of the Undercrown line, the “Shade,” which features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Wrapper. This year, Drew Estate is officially unveiling the Undercrown Shade Flying Pig, a 3-15/16 x 60 figurado with a pig tail on the cap. Additionally, the Undercrown Maduro and Shade will both be released in a 6×50 tubo format.
By now, you’ve probably heard of Deadwood Tobacco’s “Three Yummy Bitches:” Sweet Jane, Fat Bottom Betty, and Crazy Alice. Originally released as a shop exclusive for Deadwood Tobacco to celebrate the annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, the Sweet Jane has received a cult following all over the world and now, the Three Yummy Bitches will be sold nationwide!
Liga Privada: And finally, the announcement that many of us have been waiting years for: Drew Estate has announced the release of the Liga Privada no.9 and T52 Flying Pigs and Tubos along with the Unico Series Velvet Rats for Drew Diplomat Retailers! For more on these new releases and where to find a Drew Diplomat Retailer, click here!
Well, that’s all we have for now, but keep checking in every day this week for full coverage of the 84th Annual IPCPR in Las Vegas!