Drew Estate announced a new size in their Tabak Especial lineup today, a Lonsdale. This new vitola comes to both regular production blends Dulce and Negra. The new size will be shown off in an upcoming Freestyle Live: Special Edition hosted on facebook.com/drewestatecigar on June 11th from 7:00-9:00pm EST.
The Lonsdale size is not an extremely popular one in the United States, but has a strong following along with the lancero among enthusiasts. The Tabak Especial Dulce Lonsdale measure 6 ¾” x 44 vitola and uses the same blend as the rest of the line including an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Sumatran binder, and Nicaraguan fillers. The stronger maduro version Tabak Especial Negra Lonsdale switches the wrapper in for a Maduro wrapper. Both new sizes come in boxes of 10 and sell for $85.10. They ship in July.
Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate says, “I remember back when we created the coffee infused space in like 2002, we used to tell dudes to burn one in the morning with their coffee … and they’d laugh at us … until they actually tried it. Then, they were like “wow, these Tabak are str8 fire.” So, here we are, 18 years later. We wanted to drop a Tabak Especial that’s really regal, something majestic and upscale, but it had to have a high wrapper component … and this forgotten Lonsdale size was the perfect selection. This royal Lonsdale’s got mad, heavy wrapper game and stupidity level taste, fresh gold elegance dripping all over that burner. Indeed, very proud to say that our gold gilded Lonsdale is pure class and satisfaction. On another note, its somewhat surprising to see just how many hard-core, full-bodied, strong cigar smokers really love our coffee infused selections, especially Tabak Especial. It’s all love.”