Drew Estate Announces 2017 Barn Smoker Series


Drew Estate has announced its 2017 Barn Smoker series that brings together smokers and Drew Estate personnel in tobacco barns around the country for a day of smoking and education about how some of the company’s best known cigars are made. This year’s series will again return to Florida, Connecticut and Kentucky while adding a fourth event in Louisiana.

The 2017 Barn Smoker will kick off on May 20 in Clermont, Fla., where Drew Estate will join Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Co. and the grower of Florida Sun Grown tobacco. It’s the second year of the Florida Barn Smoker, with the event focusing on the unique agricultural aspects of growing tobacco in Florida. Drew Estate has been fermenting Florida Sun Grown tobacco in its Estelí, Nicaragua facilities since 2013, and it was following the 2016 event that the FSG line of cigars was first released.


The second Barn Smoker will be held in South Windsor, Conn. on Aug. 12, when the company will be joined by its agricultural partners who produce the tobaccos used in the company’s Liga Privada, Undercrown, ACID and Nica Rustica lines. It marks the third year that the company has held a Barn Smoker in Connecticut.

Kentucky will be the site of the third Barn Smoker event, heading to Hopkinsville on Sept. 30 for the fourth time. This event will focus on American dark fire cured tobacco that is used in the company’s Kentucky Fire Cured line. The event will feature a live fire curing demonstration as part of showing attendees the process of producing the tobacco.

The company has not yet released dates or other information about the Louisiana Barn Smoker event.

Tickets for the Florida event are currently on sale via BarnSmoker.com for $90 per person, which includes a 10-pack cigar sampler, lunch, and a gift card to Corona Cigar Co.

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