The Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented cigar is a long-‐filler, premium cigar made totally by hand in very small batches at Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua.This historic cigar features Kentucky seed, Kentucky grown tobacco that was fire cured and then barrel fermented. The blend includes a barrel fermented “tapa negra”-‐style wrapper over a Mexican San Andres base wrapper, as well as aged Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The cigars are packaged in 10ct boxes and are available in two sizes, a 5.25×52 Robusto ($130 per box MSRP) and 6×54 Toro ($150 per box MSRP).
When asked about the cigars, Drew Estate Founder Jonathan Drew stated that, “our relationship with the Van Winkle family has significant meaning to the Drew Estate legacy. Anyone who knows me,knows JD loves brown spirits, so when we received the opportunity to work with the legendary Van Winkle family, I was truly inspired.We can’t wait to share this important premium tobacco expression, the best of both worlds.”
Drew Estate President Michael Cellucci went on to add, “It took numerous iterations for us to be satisfied with the final blend. We are excited to bring the Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented cigar to market with the barrel fermented wrapper, something that has never been featured on a premium cigar in this way. We think everyone who smokes this blend will be as excited as we are about it.”
To learn more about the process of making Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, please visit http://pappyvanwinklecigars.com. Drew Estate has assembled a series of videos featuring Jonathan Drew that detail the production process from seed to smoke.The website also features photos taken during the creation of the cigar brand.
About Drew Estate, Inc.
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, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Nirvana, Tabak Especial, UnderCrown, and Java by Drew Estate.