The 2021 release of Drew Estate’s limited edition Liga Privada Unico Serie “Year of the Rat” will be available exclusively to Drew Diplomat Program starting July 6th. Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat debuted in 2016 as an exclusive cigar available only at the Drew Estate Lounge inside the BB&T Center, home to the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team’s only appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. One night, during the 1995-1996 season, a rat appeared in the Panthers’ locker room before a game. Panthers’ player, Scott Mellanby, “one-timed” the rat with his hockey stick, sending it against the wall and killing it. During that night’s game, Mellanby scored two goals … a feat that a teammate described as the “rat trick.” A few nights later, fans began throwing rubber rats onto the ice whenever the Panthers scored a goal, and for that season, a tradition was born. In 2020, the Year of the Rat was re-released as a Drew Diplomat Program event exclusive cigar.
For 2021, the availability of the Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat has increased and is now going to be available to all Drew Diplomat Program participants. The size and blend remain unchanged consisting of a Corona Gorda vitola (5 1⁄2 x 46) and blend of Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Brazilian binder, and fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras. The cigar also features a fantail head and every cigar is individually wrapped in gold foil. The boxes are embossed and contain 10 cigars. Each cigar has an MSRP of $16.40.
When these dirty Rats first appeared, the only chance you got to catch one was by attending one of my personal Drew Estate events but the Rat infestation has grown to become more accessible to Liga Privada Ratters to snag one of these rare and tasty treats. You better act fast though because this Rat race will end soon!