Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” Cigar



Announces “’s Family Reserve” Premium Handmade Cigars

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces “Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve” Cigar

Cigar News: Announces “’s Family Reserve” Cigar

Miami, FL – announced today their exclusive manufacturing agreement with Pappy & Company, as well as the new “’s Family Reserve” premium handmade cigar. This new cigar will be produced at ’s Estelí, Nicaragua factory and is being made in partnership with Pappy & Company. Pappy & Company is the family-owned merchandise division of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, producers of legendary whiskies including bourbon.

The “’s Family Reserve” cigar will be a long-filler, premium cigar made totally by hand in very small batches at in Estelí, Nicaragua. This historic cigar features a robust Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper and well-aged Nicaraguan Filler tobaccos, personally selected by ’s Co-Founder, . It is the perfect choice for pairing with any of the Van Winkle bourbon and rye products.

Speaking from the Pappy & Company headquarters in Louisville, KY, Carrie Van Winkle, great granddaughter of the legendary , said that, “we’re extremely happy to be working with on this project, as both of our companies are known for their high quality, handmade products. When we approached with the idea of working together on a premium cigar, we knew we’d made the right choice. The finished cigar is the perfect pairing for our family’s whiskeys, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”

The strength level of the “’s Family Reserve” cigar is “Medium Plus,” which allows both new smokers and experienced aficionados to enjoy the blend. “It’s a well rounded, sophisticated cigar, with body and a hearty expression,” says . “ is known for passion and innovation, and making premium cigars is our ‘raison d’être’ [reason to be]. The ‘’s Family Reserve’ premium cigar is truly a showcase of our passion for cigar-making.”

The partnership between the Van Winkle family and will allow people to experience a flavor combination that is unique, and one that will remain consistent through time. is respected for cigar and whiskey pairings, so when the time came to create the cigar blend, they knew exactly what they wanted to do; “exceptional” was an understatement.

The final blend is the perfect compliment to any Van Winkle spirit, but ’s favorite match with the “’s Family Reserve” cigar is the Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. The spice notes from the rye bring out the pepper and graham cracker notes in the cigar.

The cigars will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Pappy & Company website starting November 7, 2014. For more information about the new cigar, please contact Johnny Brooke at

About , Inc.

Founded in New York City in 1996, has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”™, has led The “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica , the Nicaraguan headquarters, produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by , Nica Rustica, Tabak Especial, UnderCrown, and Java by .

About Pappy & Co.

Founded in 2013, Pappy & Company is a family-owned business specializing in merchandise branded with logos from the legendary whiskey collection. Through Pappy & Company, they have found a fun and creative way to not only be a part of the Pappy legacy and heritage, but to offer it to their friends and fellow aficionados. To learn more and to purchase the new by cigar, visit