Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Annual Flying Pig ReleaseDrew Estate announced today that their annual production of Flying Pig vitolas will be shipping in May. The cigars included in the release are the Liga Privada No. 9 and T52, Undercrown Maduro, Shade and Sun Grown, and Kentucky Fire Cured. The Flying Pig is one of the most popular vitolas in the company’s portfolio. It measures 100mm x 60 and it is based on a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size selection case. It is one of the most difficult vitolas to roll because of the size and pig-tail, so it requires specialized buncheros and rolleras at La Gran Fabrica in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate says, “It is such a challenging time in the world right now, incredibly difficult for everyone in every corner of the world. To those who have lost loved ones, we especially feel your pain. To the first responders and their families, nurses, doctors, police, fireman, hospital staff, truck drivers, and others who are fighting the good fight – we are with you and love you. We spark up a Flying Pig in your honor and salute you!!!”

Kentucky Fire Cured Flying Pig uses Kentucky seed tobacco, grown and fire cured in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Mexican San Andres wrapper, and Nicaraguan and Brazilian fillers. The Kentucky Fire Cured Pigs comes in boxes of 12 count boxes that sell for an MSRP of $115.17.

The Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Shade, and Undercrown Sun Grown Flying pigs also come in 12 count boxes and carry an MSRP of $153.17. They are Drew Diplomat Retailer exclusives. The Undercrown Maduro uses a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano binder, and Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves. The Undercrown Shade Flying Pig has an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper with Sumatra binder with Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The Undercrown Sun Grown uses a Sun Grown Sumatra wrapper with a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano binder with fillers from Nicaragua.

Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 Flying Pigs comes in boxes of 12 and carry an MSRP of $181.17. These are also exclusively at Drew Diplomat retailers. The No. 9 uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder and filler from Nicaragua and Honduras. The Liga Privada T52 has a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano Wrapper, Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder and filler from Nicaragua and Honduras.