As an exclusive treat for visitors to the Drew Estate Lounge at Corona Cigar Co.’s Sand Lake location in Orlando, Fla., Drew Estate has released a new size for six of its popular lines to the store.

It’s a 6 x 50 toro vitola, all coming with in a pressed style and all in boxes of 20. On the infused side is the The Tabak Especial Negra Soft Press ($8.50 per cigar, $152.95 per box), Tabak Especial Dulce Cuadrado Soft Press ($8.50 per cigar, $152.95) and Natural Cuadrado Soft Press ($8 per cigar, $145.95 per box), all of which get what the company calls a soft press.

It’s a much squarer box press for the non-infused releases, which include the Herrera Esteli Box Press ($10 per cigar, $179.95 per box), Liga Privada No. 9 Box Press ($16 per cigar, $287.95 per box) and Undercrown Box Press ($9, $161.95 per box).

A representative at Corona Cigar Co.’s Sand Lake store equated the press on the infused cigars to that found on the regular production Herrera Esteli line, while the non-infused cigars get a much sharper press akin to those found on the company’s Java line.

Drew Estate Corona Lounge exclusives

In a statement issued by Drew Estate, Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company, said that “the introduction of the world’s first Drew Estate Lounge has been a rousing success at Corona Cigar. We have a large contingent of diehard Drew Estate fans among our customer base and the addition of the new Drew Estate Lounge has caused quite a bit of excitement around the shop. These exciting new offerings from Drew Estate will add another dimension to the cigar smoking experience in Corona’s Drew Estate Lounge and guaranteed to excite our customers. We can’t wait to receive the first shipment this week!”

He also told halfwheel that he can notice some favorable flavor differences in the cigars, particularly in the Undercrown and Natural lines.

Drew Estate president Michael Cellucci added that “Jeff and Corona Cigar Company have been a long-time ally and business partner with Drew Estate. We’re proud to call Corona Cigar home to the first ever Drew Estate Lounge, and we’re looking forward to Corona Cigar’s consumers trying these exclusive new sizes.”

The cigars have shipped and will only be available at Corona Cigar Co.’s Sand Lake location, 7792 W. Sand Lake Rd. in Orlando, or by calling 407-248-1212. A representative from Drew Estate said they will remain regular production items, subject to normal cigar production constraints.

(Image courtesy of Drew Estate)

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