The Cigars of Drew Estate

When it comes to cigars one of my favourite brands is Drew Estate. Founded in 1998 by Jonathon Drew, Drew Estate have grown to be one of the biggest producers in Nicaragua. Their story is quite an intricate one with many ups and downs along the way before they finally found the success that was destined for them. That success came via their flavour infused series called ACID - a massively successful brand by anyone's standard becoming one of the top-selling cigar brands in the US. Because of the success with the ACID brand, Drew Estate have been able to develop other sub-brands which offer up a multitude of different smoking experiences. You may have heard of some of these sub-brands such as MUWAT (My Uzi Weighs A Ton), Undercrown and Liga Privida to name but three.

Drew Estate Undercrown 10 - Single

50
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Drew Estate is commemorating ten years of Undercrown with the global release of Undercrown 10, a bold new ultra-premium addition to Undercrown’s current premium lineup of Maduro, Shade and Sun Grown expressions.

To celebrate the brand’s anniversary in 2021, Drew Estate is getting “All Dekk'd Out”, a tag line that denotes Undercrown 10’s elegant packaging and reinforces the pride of Undercrown’s ten years of excellence. The new, sophisticated packaging is surpassed only by Undercrown 10’s complex, rich and bold blend of ultra-premium aged tobaccos that includes the highest priming of Mexican San Andres dark wrapper, the very finest Broadleaf binder from the Connecticut River Valley, and a tripa blend of select and rare Nicaraguan tobaccos.

“Undercrown 10 offers smokers an experience of Mexican hot chocolate … naturally sweet with hints of raisin and cacao … waves of intense black pepper … along with notes of sun-dried cherries, espresso, woodiness and earthiness,” says La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate Factory Spokesman, Pedro Gomez.

Jonathan Drew, Drew Estate’s Founder and President pontificates, “Undercrown is a noble prince of a brand, both humble and loyal, who is now to become a king. The new UC10 expression represents its super-premium platform, sealing the brand’s destiny … as the good king whose brand promise is gratitude for our talented team at La Gran Fabrica. The new UC10 is so incredibly important to Drew Estate that we gave it two slogans, ‘A Decade of Dedication’ and ‘All Dekked Out.’ Add those two slogans to ‘Born on the Factory Floor,’ and the Shakespeare really unfolds.”

Born on the factory floor at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Undercrown brand is a passionate testament to the creative talent, dedication and self-determination of Drew Estate’s Torcedores. Blended with many of the same rare vintages found in Liga Privada, Undercrown quickly became a grand slam for Drew Estate as consumers felt a deep personal connection to the grass-roots firebrand that celebrates the typically unheralded working-class heroes employed at the Drew Estate cigar factory.

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£20.80

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Fat Molly - Single

56
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

The unique thing is the addition of fire cured tobacco's from Kentucky and Virginia. Normally, tobacco's used in cigar production are air-cured in big drying houses, but the tobacco's used here are cured in specially constructed curing barns where they fire cured. This process makes for a rich, smoky hickory character that is quite sweet and very long on the finish. Not only that, although the flavours are big and bold, the smoke itself is quite rounded and almost silky in texture. Absolutely wonderful.

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£20.25

Drew Estate Liga Privada No.9 - Belicoso Fino Oscuro - Single

52
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Another firm favourite from the mighty Drew Estate is Liga Privada (Private Blend) No.9. Originally crafted for Drew Estate's personal humidors, they were not intended to be a retail product. Dozens of intricate blends were created but this one, the No.9, fit the bill and ticked all the right boxes. Rich, complex and full-bodied.

Seven very different tobaccos are used in the blend; The wrapper is hand fermented for 18 month's + and no sweat is allowed. This is a very labour intensive part of the process. Only four pairs of rollers are allowed to produce these cigars with each pair only allowed to craft 250 cigars a day! The cigars are then aged for a full year before being put on sale.

Very limited and extremely wonderful!

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£30.50

Drew Estate Muwat Muwat - Single

60
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

MUWAT by Subculture Studios & Joya De Nicaragua (JDN)

The MUWAT story began on the very first final consumer blending session at the Joya de Nicaragua factory in late 2010 during a Cigar Safari tour. After conducting blending sessions for the previous 3 years at the Drew Estate factory we were amped up to extend the concept to JDN. I worked with the JDN team utilizing DE tobaccos, including a San Andreas Negro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder and hearty Brazilian Mata Fina Filler, coupled with Nicaraguan fillers provided by JDN. The blend proved to be rich and earthy, with a bright, sweet undertone. As months of blending passed, I felt this blend was most noble in the 6×60 format and began calling this cigar “MUWAT†. We all had a good laugh at the name, but when I went back to their factory to pick up the round of 50 sticks, the brand was officially born.

Enjoy the MUWAT

Jonathan Drew

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£24.99

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie L40 Lancero - Single

40
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Looking for something that is not only unique and interesting but also full-bodied? Well, you have stopped at the right page. This is big and meaty with good intensity and quite deep, brooding, mocha-leathery notes with a long, well developed, earthy sweetness on the finish.

Read below for Drew Estates info on the Unico Serie cigars.

''In our ongoing creation of the Liga Privada line, hundreds of different, distinct blends and vitolas are crafted in our endless search for the perfect smoke. Most samples are dismissed with only a rare, select few being deemed worthy, but regretfully due to tobacco limitations, costs, and construction limitations, most of these blends cannot be made into their own stand-alone line. However, they are so perfect in flavor and aroma, we continue to selfishly make them for ourselves to smoke. This is not our desire; we want the Liga Privada connoisseur to enjoy the very same cigars we smoke regardless of any reason.

With this in mind, we have created the Liga Privada Unico Serie – a home for these unique ones. All of the cigars within this series are not only different in size and blend, but they are extra special, extremely limited and exceptionally delicious.''

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£22.49

Drew Estate Liga Privada T52 Stalk Cut Toro Especial - Single

52
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Meticulously blended over 2 years to produce a quite full-bodied smoke. Notes of Black Pepper and spice. These seriously limited Drew Estate cigars are sure to go quick, so one would recommend being very quick.

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£30.15

Drew Estate Liga Privada No.9 Flying Pig - Single

60
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Seven very different tobaccos are used in the blend; The wrapper is hand fermented for 18 month's + and no sweat is allowed. This is a very labour intensive part of the process. Only four pairs of rollers are allowed to produce these cigars with each pair only allowed to craft 250 cigars a day! The cigars are then aged for a full year before being put on sale.

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£27.65

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie - Dirty Rat - Single

44
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Full

Another wonderful example of the very experimental nature of Drew Estate. The Unico Series is another blend that was originally created for Drew Estate themselves. Again, many dozens of blends were created before they settled on this one, but quantities are a minute. The blend for this particular example is top secret, but I can tell you it is robust, full-bodied and so, so good!

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£23.00

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Chunky - Pack of 10

46
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Another very innovative blend from the guys at Drew Estate and one that is is also pretty unique to cigars in general. The unique thing is the addition of fire cured tobacco's from Kentucky and Virginia. Normally, tobacco's used in cigar production are air-cured in big drying houses, but the tobacco's used here are cured in specially constructed curing barns where they fire cured. This process makes for a rich, smoky hickory character that is quite sweet and very long on the finish. Not only that, although the flavours are big and bold, the smoke itself is quite rounded and almost silky in texture. Absolutely wonderful.

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£136.50

Drew Estate MUWAT Nightcrawler - Single

50
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium

The small version of my favourite cigar. The Nightcrawler is medium bodied and is rich and earthy, with a bright, sweet undertone. The flavours are very complex and quite rounded with some delicious nutty notes on the finish. Goes really well with a 20 year old Armagnac.

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£16.50

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Chunky - Single

46
Nicaragua
RING GAUGE
Medium - Full

Another very innovative blend from the guys at Drew Estate and one that is is also pretty unique to cigars in general. The unique thing is the addition of fire cured tobacco's from Kentucky and Virginia. Normally, tobacco's used in cigar production are air-cured in big drying houses, but the tobacco's used here are cured in specially constructed curing barns where they fire cured. This process makes for a rich, smoky hickory character that is quite sweet and very long on the finish. Not only that, although the flavours are big and bold, the smoke itself is quite rounded and almost silky in texture. Absolutely wonderful.

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£13.65
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