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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva

Today, Drew Estate has announced the pre-release of the Liga Privada No. 9 CORONA VIVA exclusively for the Cigars International Super-Store in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The event is the 15th annual CIGARfest. The #9 Corona Viva has the same Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper, Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers as the original blend, but like the Undercrown Corona Viva, released in 2012, has increased Ligero for a stronger cigar.

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Cigar News: 2018 Dates Announced for Drew Estate Barn Smoker Events

The dates for each of the 2018 Barn Smoker events from Drew Estate have been announced.  The Barn Smokers are meant to highlight the American tobacco experience and  bring the cigar smoker to the barn to teach them about the ins and outs of tobacco growing, processing, and manufacture. Drew Estate is adding Pennsylvania to the Barn Smoker lineup in 2018,
specifically in Strasburg, PA on June 23rd. This event will be highlighted by the introduction of a new test blend that will feature a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper.

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Editorial: Puro Sabor 2018 | Special Events and Closing Thoughts

As we close out our series on Puro Sabor 2018, let’s take a look at the events that made the week special.  In all honesty, even the everyday lunches were special events.  It seemed like every time we gathered for a meal, the organizers pulled out all the stops and made it a grand occasion instead of just another meal.  One of my favorite things about all of these events was the reality of being able to sit down with people from all over the world, all walks of life, and all manner of experience in the cigar industry.  We were all the same at these events.  It was just an enormous group of friends gathering for a meal, some drinks, and great conversation.

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Editorial: Puro Sabor 2018 | Factory Tours

Imagine a car enthusiast having an opportunity to tour the Ferrari factory in Maranello, or someone who is a collector of fine watches going to visit Patek Philippe in Geneva.  The chance to actually see your favorite products being constructed by hand can be a real treat for the senses, and it can also give a heightened respect for the work that goes into creating these items that we love so much.  For premium cigar lovers the products that we consume are some of the most artfully and painstakingly crafted products in the world. Still, so many cigar lovers still don’t have the first-hand experience of seeing what goes into growing fine tobacco and crafting great cigars.  During Puro Sabor 2018 I was able to visit a number of cigar factories, large and small.  In this second article of the series about the festival I will take you through these factories in the same order that I visited them.

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Top 25 Cigars of the Year – 2017

Each of our panelists were given 10 votes to towards our top 25. Order mattered on their votes as their #1 vote is worth twice as much as their #10. Our list is made up of cigars that had a wide release this year. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the reviewer must have smoke it at some point to vote for it.

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Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Corona Score 89%

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Corona

“I really enjoyed smoking this cigar. The first 1/3 of the cigar was truly fantastic. Really great spice and pepper to begin mixed with hints of sweetness. If the flavors continued throughout the rest of the cigar, it would have ranked much higher for me. While the second and final 1/3 of the cigar was very good, I was missing a lot of the flavors that the cigar started out having. ” -David F. (dfafjf)

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Cigar News: Debonaire Daybreak Ships To Retailers

Debonaire House and Drew Estate announce today that the Debonaire Daybreak cigar will ship this week (11/6/17-11/10/17) and will be on retail shelves beginning in November 2017. The Debonaire Daybreak is the first Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar exclusively sold through Drew Diplomat Retailers as part of the Drew Estate portfolio. With an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper, Daybreak offers the ultra-premium quality expected of the Debonaire product line.

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Cigar News: Liga Privada UF-4 Hits Casa De Montecristo

Drew Estate has launched the limited annual release of the Liga Privada Unico UF-4 made exclusively for Casa De Montecristo in Countryside, IL. The Liga Privada Unico UF-4 features a lush Connecticut Habano wrapper, Brazillian binder and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua; all combining into a rich and powerful experience. UF-4 is based on original test blend of the Liga Privada T-52 that was not chosen for production, yet it remains Jonathan Drew’s favorite variant of the blend. The UF-4 was introduced in 2010 and is released annually every October as a Casa de Montecristo exclusive.

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