Drew Estate’s Pope of Greenwich Village is making a comeback to Smoke Inn’s Micro Blend Series. The Micro Blend Series is a collection of rare, small batch cigars as a collaboration between some of the premium cigar industry’s top companies and Smoke Inn’s owner, Abe Dababneh. The Pope of Greenwich Village is named after the 1984 movie of the same name which happens to be one of Drew Estate Founder and President Jonathan Drew’s favorite movies. The original Pope of Greenwich Village cigar was first sold in 2015 and was the tenth iteration of the Micro Blend Series. Smoke Inn and Drew Estate also brought back The Pope of Greenwich Village in 2021 and it sold out quickly.
The Pope of Greenwich Village has been a customer favorite every time we’ve offered it. Working closely with Drew Estate’s Master Blender, Willy Herrera, we found the perfect blend that celebrates the Micro Blend Series and is a truly exceptional masterpiece. The Pope is definitely one of our most popular Micro Blend Series cigars.Abe Dababneh
The Pope of Greenwich Village is a Short Lancero that measures 6 x 40 and happens to be the thinnest ring gauge in the Micro Blend Series. The blend uses a dark Mexican San Andres wrapper, Connecticut Stalk-Cut Habano binder, and Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The 2022 version of The Pope of Greenwich Village features new packaging, wrapped in 10-count red craft paper bundle with an urban bird…aka a pigeon…on the package.
The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 cult classic movie that inspired our cult classic cigar. It is a satirical dark comedy crime film that deals with taboo subjects– including death, murder, crime, suicide and war–that struck a cord with both Abe and I. Without a shadow of a doubt anyone who smokes this cigar while watching the film will travel back to Greenwich Village of the time period. Please be advised!!!Jonathan Drew
Only 800 of the 10-count soft packs of The Pope of Greenwich Village will be sold. Each has an MSRP of $99.99/10-count pack or $9.99/cigar. The Pope of Greenwich Village will be sold exclusively at smokeinn.com starting Wednesday July 27th at 12pm EST with a virtual broadcast live at 8pm EST on Friday July 29th.