The Ratzilla is one of the most sought-after blends in the Liga Privada Único Serie line and has only seen a handful of retail releases to date. The Ratzilla, presented in a 6 ¼ x 46 parejo vitola, is a favorite among collectors and this new launch will mark the largest release to date.
From the Dominican Republic, Jonathan Drew stated, “There are many blends of diverse tobaccos that have been created throughout the years, which have never been sold nationally. Ratzilla, Velvet Rat, Piglets, Black Rat, Royale with Cheese, are just a few examples of hundreds that we have on file – to be used when the time is right, or to be left as relics of the past. The think tank energy at Drew Estate continues to evolve like killer bees around the hive.”
The Liga Privada Único Serie Ratzilla, produced at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, features a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Habano Wrapper, a Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers. The new batch of Ratzillas will be available in 10-count boxes, emblazoned with the Único Serie branding. The MSRP for the 10-count boxes will be $154.50, and the first shipments are slated for August of 2015.
When asked about the new Ratzilla release, Drew Estate president Michael Cellucci stated that, “our fans clamor over Ratzillas, trading for them on various cigar forums and doing anything to get their hands on them. We’re happy to be able to bring more Ratzillas to market and allow some of our fans that haven’t tried Ratzillas in the past to experience them for the first time. This new release also gives long-time fans more accessibility to our historically hard to find cigars, which is something we are working hard to accomplish across the board.”
About Drew Estate
Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate 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 Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Nirvana, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.