Drew Estate is making a switch in the packaging format of its Liga Privada Único Serie Nasty Fritas, moving the cigars from 50-count boxes to 25-count boxes.

The cigar itself stays the same, a 4 x 52 short pyramid vitola that uses the same Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf No. 1 Dark wrapper and plantation-grown Brazilian Mata Fina binder that Drew Estate uses for Liga Privada No. 9 cigars. Underneath those leaves are Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco trimmings from the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 blends, something it shares with the Liga Privada Único Serie Papas Fritas.

​“These nasty, gnarly, little broadleaf bullies were introduced as an exclusive smoke for our Cigar Safari guests in Nicaragua years ago,” said Jonathan Drew, co-founder and president of Drew Estate, via a press release. “Cigar Safari adventurers went loco for Nasty Fritas’ rich character and extraordinary flavor. Switching Nasty Fritas to 25-count boxes is a good move but they still look soooo Nasty.” ​

Pricing is set at $7 per cigar and $175 per box of 25 cigars, before taxes. The new 25-count format is available for Drew Diplomat Program retailers to order.

The Liga Privada Único Serie Nasty Fritas debuted in October 2018 and shares its unique vitola with the ACID Nasty.


Image courtesy of Drew Estate.

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