Drew Estate has announced that their Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas will now come in 25-count boxes starting in August. Previously they came in boxes of 50. Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas measure (115 x 44) and have been around since 2012. The idea behind Papas Fritas was to make a more affordable Liga Privada using mixed filler tobacco. The blend remains unchanged and still features Drew Estate’s signature fantail.
Joya de Nicaragua has announced a new line extension of their Clásico brand, called Clásico Medio Siglo. They are also updating the look of the original Clásico line. The story of the Clásico goes that in 1970, President Somoza of Nicaragua met President Nixon of the United States for dinner at the White House. Somoza was unaware that his country was making handrolled cigars. After the customary official dinner, Nixon had invited Somoza to retire to the Green Room, where - also as was customary - he invited the Nicaraguan to enjoy brandy and cigars with him. Nixon offered a box - and Somoza was astounded to see it was emblazoned with the brand Nicaragua Cigar Company. He was even more astounded when a smiling Nixon told him it was the official cigar of the White House. He enjoyed them so much that by the time his plane landed back home at Managua Airport, he already had a plan to be part of Nicaragua’s burgeoning cigar industry.
Drew Estate has announced the return of their Smoke Inn Micro Blend, Pope of Greenwich Village. Smoke Inn’s Micro Blend Series is a collection of collaborations between Smoke Inn’s owner, Abe Dababneh, and the cigar industrie's top manufacturers. The original Pope of Greenwich Village debuted 6 years ago and was the 10th entry in the series.
Numero Uno was originally a cigar given exclusively to world leaders by Nicaraguan ambassadors. It was first released to the public in 2018 as an event only cigar, then to the broader public in 2019. Now in 2021, the company is bringing back the original two sizes as an annual release.
The 2021 release of Drew Estate’s limited edition Liga Privada Unico Serie “Year of the Rat” will be available exclusively to Drew Diplomat Program starting July 6th.
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"It's June while I'm reviewing this so the talk of winter smokes seems out of place here but this is a strong contender for the colder months. The smoke output, flavors, and construction all make this a tiny but mighty cigar for me. If you want a compact flavorful cigar this could be what you're looking for." -Alan (Eulogy)
Drew Estate is re-branding and relaunching its value-oriented Nica Rustica brand. The original brand intent was a tribute to the people of Estelí, Nicaragua and this new packaging and artwork reinforces that. The new artwork was hand painted by Subculture Studios’ lead artist Richard “Dog” Diaz, and celebrates La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and the good people who live there.