Drew Estate will resume its Barn Smoker program in 2021 after pausing for a year due to COVID-19. The company has three events planned starting with the Connecticut Barn Smoker on Aug. 14-15 in the Connecticut River Valley. The Kentucky Barn Smoker is next in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Oct. 9. Then, the Florida Barn Smoker will take place on Nov. 13-14 in Clermont, Florida.
Drew Estate started its Barn Smoker events in 2014 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, allowing cigar consumers to explore the farms where Drew Estate sources some of its specialty, often rare tobaccos. Attendees are immersed into the real American tobacco experience by learning about tobacco growing, leaf processing and finishing and cigarmaking techniques. Each guest will receive special Drew Estate cigars and exclusive Barn Smoker swag, while tasting local cuisine and sampling premium spirits in a festival atmosphere.
Drew Estate’s 2021 Barn Smoker program undergo some changes to adhere to COVID guidelines affecting Drew Estate personnel and event vendors. The Connecticut and Florida Barn Smokers, typically the two largest events in the Barn Smoker calendar, will each be spread over two separate event days, which will accommodate smaller crowds for each event session and each event session will require a separate ticket. Drew Estate says it will follow any local protocols required to ensure safety at the events.
Barn Smoker attendees will enjoy an immersive deep dive into a variety of unique sensory activations that will focus on Drew Estate brands, including: Undercrown, Herrera Estelí, Pappy Van Winkle, Joya de Nicaragua, FSG, Tabak Especial and ACID, while chillin’ with Drew Estate ambassadors, including company founder and president, Jonathan Drew; master blender, Willy Herrera; and La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory spokesman, Pedro Gomez. Of course, your favorite Drew Estate sales force members will be at the Barn Smokers as well.
Last year was tough for everybody and we all missed celebrating American tobacco, smoking and having a drink together … but 2021 is going to prove that we are all unbeaten and unbowed. This year’s Barn Smokers will have a bit more special meaning than before because we’re finally going be together again in #fellowship after a long period of isolation. I’m excited to bond with everyone and raise money for our Cigars For Warriors peeps.
Each event has three ticket tiers: General Admission, VIP and VIP Plus Dinner. General Admission tickets enable consumers to attend one day of the Barn Smoker event and includes a packet of swag and 10 Drew Estate cigars. VIP tickets will have early access to the farm to join us for a Tabak Especial breakfast experience and receive exclusive VIP Barn Smoker swag. The VIP Plus Dinner ticket will include an invitation to dinner with Drew Estate Ambassadors on the Friday night before each Barn Smoker, early access for a Tabak breakfast experience and admission for both days of the 2-day farm events.