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

Blind Cigar Review: Drew Estate | Undercrown Sun Grown Gran Toro

“This was such an enjoyable cigar. It was not a powerhouse, and it was not overly complex, but it was flavorful all the way. I enjoyed each puff, and the sweet/spice mix was really a nice combo at the end of the day. It also looked beautiful, and had no performance issues, so no extra work on the part of the smoker in order to enjoy the cigar. This one would have a place in my humidor. ” -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

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Cigar News | Drew Estate Announces Herrera Estelí DeSocio for Alliance Cigar

Drew Estate today announced the release of Herrera Estelí DeSocio.  It is an exclusive vitola for Alliance Cigar, a premium cigar wholesale distributor based in New York. The Herrera Estelí DeSocio is a 6 x 60 vitola with an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Honduran binder, and filler from Nicaragua, in 10 count boxes with an MSRP of $8.60 per cigar.

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Quick Cigar Review: Liga Privada | Aniverário Robusto

To be honest this cigar reminded me a lot of the All Out Kings, which is made at Drew Estate using the same Habano wrapper as T-52. It is very much like a mild version of the T-52. The final third was just a bit sour, but not a huge turnoff and I think this will improve with time. I really enjoyed this smoke and it is quite a departure from previous Liga Privada releases in its strength, yet it retains the complexity. I am curious to see how these age, definitely get a hold of some of these if you can.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Appoints David Lazarus as Senior Vice President of Sales

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — Orlando, Florida – Drew Estate announced David Lazarus as (SVP) Senior Vice President of Sales at their Annual Sales Meeting effective immediately. In this role, Lazarus will have overall accountability for field sales, inside sales, key national accounts, in-store events, and wholesale. Lazarus will report directly to the CEO, Glenn Wolfson.

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Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Jonathan Drew as President

Drew Estate Returns to its Roots and Announces Jonathan Drew as President of Drew Estate in Multi-Year Deal Orlando, Florida – Drew Estate announces that Company Founder, Jonathan Drew will return to an executive operating role, following a two-year period since the sale of the company. In a multi-year agreement, Drew Estate has named the entrepreneur, market disrupter, and art curator as “President and Founder” with oversight for the entire portfolio of brands.

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