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David Savona Posted: September 11, 2013

Source: Cigar Aficionado

The cigar brand was named after a pounding beat in a classic rock song, so it seems appropriate that the next size in the line will go by the name Drumstick.

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The new vitola, a measuring 7 1/2 inches long by 38 ring gauge with a proper pigtail, should begin shipping next month. There won’t be many. The smoke is a for 2013 and only 1,500 boxes (each containing 10 cigars) will be made.

The cigar is being made now, by one roller, at Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. in Santiago, , which is run by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo.

Drumstick has the same blend as found in other cigars—Ecuadoran Sumatra-seed wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan filler.

On paper, Drumstick has the same blend as found in other cigars—Ecuadoran Sumatra-seed wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan filler—but adjustments were made to accommodate the ’s thin size.
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“The is a difficult shape, not only to roll, but to blend correctly,” said of . “We tweaked the blend slightly.”

cigars have considerable roots in drumming. As reported before, Huber said he asked Perez-Carrillo—a former drummer—to blend a cigar that tasted like the heavy drum intro to Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks,” which was recorded at in England.

has been the most critically acclaimed cigar from , a company founded in 2011. The Estupendo, rated 91 points, currently ranks No. 24 inCigar Aficionado‘s Top 25 cigars of the year.

also produces the Four Kicks and J.D. Howard Reserve cigar brands.

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