Monday, March 20, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the expansion of their international sales team to include Stephan Qarimi as International Market Manager and Director of Travel Retail. Drew Estate products are currently distributed in over 50 countries as part of the company’s global vision.
GRANADA, NICARAGUA. – (13 MARCH 2016). Mombacho Cigars unveiled packaging updates for their Tierra Volcán line. The update features new branding, as well as new box sizes, for Tierra Volcán. Cigars with the updated bands have already begun to hit the market and the new boxes will be available in April. “I’m extremely excited to see how a year and a half of hard work came together to give a new, elegant and vibrant look to all of our brands. Each Tierra Volcán cigar now proudly wears the Mombacho Cigars brand,” said Claudio Sgroi, President and Master Blender of Mombacho Cigars.
To be honest this cigar reminded me a lot of the All Out Kings, which is made at Drew Estate using the same Habano wrapper as T-52. It is very much like a mild version of the T-52. The final third was just a bit sour, but not a huge turnoff and I think this will improve with time. I really enjoyed this smoke and it is quite a departure from previous Liga Privada releases in its strength, yet it retains the complexity. I am curious to see how these age, definitely get a hold of some of these if you can.
“With a lot of cigars I find the cedar to be a bit heavy handed, not so with this one. The transition from a mature cedar to slightly charred then to a young sweeter one was very nice. The addition of hay, grass and leather paired well with the background flavors of nuts, coffee and cocoa. This cigar certainly offered me a very pleasant smoking experience.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)
“The final third was the star for me with perfectly balanced flavors of sweet and savory. The initial third had me wondering if this was a spice bomb but the heat backed off just before the halfway mark. I appreciated the nice transition offered during the smoke. While not flavorful enough for a special occasion perhaps, I would definitely keep some on hand.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)
“Because the flavors were so nice, I would look past the burn issue and try this cigar again. The mix of sweetness and spice was very pleasing and I would reach for this cigar again.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)