During its Freestyle Live online event on Thursday evening, Drew Estate announced its newest line, 20 Acre Farm.

The blend uses an Ecuadorian shade grown wrapper, Honduran habano binder, and fillers from Nicaragua’s Estelí and Jalapa, along with Florida Sun Grown tobacco, which is grown on a 20-acre farm in Clermont, Fla. The company calls it “a complex and medium-bodied cigar with super oaky and cedary notes accompanied by a whisper of white pepper and a bright hint of citrus.”

It comes in three sizes, all of which are available in 20-count boxes:

  • 20 Acre Farm Robusto (5 1/2 x 54) — $12.40 (Box of 20, $248)
  • 20 Acre Farm Toro (6 x 52) — $13.40 (Box of 20, $268)
  • 20 Acre Farm Gordito (6 x 60) — $15.40 (Box of 20, $308)

“Florida was once a big tobacco supplier for cigar factories in Tampa and beyond,” Borysiewicz said via a press release.  “The farm that I bought just west of Orlando proved to be the perfect plot of land to resurrect Florida’s cigar tobacco growing heritage. We combined age-old tobacco growing practices along with the most advanced modern agricultural techniques to produce Florida Sun Grown tobacco, which is unique in every aspect of flavor, intensity and aroma.”

Print to Borysiewicz beginning cultivating Florida Sun Grown tobacco, which is often referred to as FSG, tobacco growing in Florida had been dormant since 1977. This is the second cigar from Drew Estate to feature Florida Sun Grown tobacco; the first was the Florida Sun Grown by Drew Estate, which was released in July 2017. It has also been featured in a number of other cigars from several manufacturers.

“Jeff’s magnificent farm in Clermont has the feel of being directly transported from Cuba’s famed Vuelta Abajo region, where the best Cuban tobaccos are harvested,” said Jonathan Drew, founder and president of Drew Estate, in a press release. “While carefully blended into the cigar so it doesn’t overpower the rest of the tobaccos, the Florida Sun Grown tobacco serves as 20 Acre Farm’s backbone, and it leads every aficionado on an exclusive journey thru history, space and time to the gilded years of Cuban cigars.”

The 20 Acre Farm line will be available to all retailers beginning in early December.

Images courtesy of Drew Estate.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.