Drew Estate showed off a brand new blend in its Tabak Especial line at the InterTabac Show in Dortmund, Germany, from Sept. 15-17. The Tabak Especial Toraja measures (5 x 54) and is a Tapa-Negra style cigar, which combines the Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Grown wrapper used for Tabak Especial Dulce with Tabak Especial Negra’s Mexican Maduro wrapper to create a two-tone “black and tan” appearance, not a barber pole, which twists the two wrappers together, rather the Connecticut sections is at the bottom and the maduro at the top. Below that, the blend uses a Sumatra binder and Nicaraguan filler This new cigar will be available to all of Drew Estate’s international customers beginning in early 2023.
The The Tabak Especial Toraja gets its inspiration from a special coffee that’s typically grown in Indonesia’s Sulawesi region of Toraja. Considered to be one of the world’s best coffees, Toraja is an Arabica bean that is grown at a very high altitude, resulting in a beautifully balanced, creamy, and rich coffee with notes of caramel, dark chocolate, fruits, and herbs. A very small amount of Toraja coffee is also grown in Nicaragua, where it is almost exclusively reserved for use in celebrations of life. Tabak Especial Toraja will come in boxes of 12, pricing has not been announced.
Coffee and cigars have long been enjoyed for both moments of celebration and quiet and reflective times. Toraja coffee is an important ceremonial premium coffee that our adopted family in Nicaragua uses to celebrate the lives of their lost loved ones, and the practice touched my heart from the very first time I experienced it. Tabak Toraja cigars bring together deep moments of reflection and causes of celebration in a respectful and tasty tribute to our shared experience of living life.Jonathan Drew, Founder, and President of Drew Estate