Drew Estate has cancelled their upcoming Barn Smoker Live virtual event, which was going to take place November 14th. The cancellation is due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Florida.
The virtual Barn Smoker Live event was going to be a live event from tobacco fields in Clermont, Fla., with members of the Drew Estate team including Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, Pedro Gomez and more. But, with increasing cases of COVID-19, Drew Estate decided that it was not worth the risk to their staff and partners for the event.
Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate, says, “It is with a heavy heart that we make this decision, but it’s clearly the right thing to do in this precarious moment. Many stakeholders, including DE staff, tobacco farmers, and a multitude of suppliers have contributed a great deal to creating such an amazing experience … all for the love of the leaf, love of our special relationship with each of you, and to celebrate our industry and culture. Keep your heads up, stay safe, and support your friends and loved ones during these times. We love you guys and look forward to being together soon under the big tents at the farms.”
Drew Estate was going to donate $50,000 to Cigars for Warriors as a part of the event. Even though the event cannot continue, Drew Estate will still make the full $50,000 donation to Cigars for Warriors, a charitable organization to whom Drew Estate has donated over $250,000.