Drew Estate announced today that its line Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” would now be distributed exclusively by Pappy & Co. at www.pappyco.com. Previously, the cigar had been available at Drew Diplomat retailers in 5 vitolas, now there will only be two: Robusto Grande (5.5 x 54) MSRP $140.00 per box, and Toro (6 x 50) MSRP $150.00 per box. Both come in boxes of 10. Pricing for those two sizes is significantly less than before with the Robusto Grande previously selling for $216, and the Toro selling for $236.
The blend for the Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” uses an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, Indonesian Binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It was one of the first cigars blended by Willy Herrera for Drew Estate after joining the company. Carrie Van Winkle Greener, Co-Founder of Pappy & Company, said, “The recent launch of the Tradition blend in the Pappy & Company cigar portfolio is an exciting new addition. As our customers’ interest and demand grows for more cigar offerings, we are thrilled to bring to market the Tradition blend which will truly complement the rest of our bourbon-inspired goods.”
Jonathan Drew, Founder and President of Drew Estate, adds, “We are thrilled to be providing the daughters of Julian Van Winkle, owners of Pappyco.com, with an exclusive cigar that is deeply aligned with the core of their culture and tradition and that matches the legacy of their brand. The Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” is an exquisite stick, made for the true connoisseur, bursting with flavor and complexity.”