Undercrown Flying Pigs have begun arriving at retailers in recent days as Drew Estate brings a highly sought-after international release stateside.

The Undercrown Flying Pig was originally created as a limited edition release for the Netherlands in June 2012, but in mid-July the company announced that it would be made available to accounts who currently carry Liga Privada. The 4 1/8 x 60 double perfecto was supposed to be on display at the 2014 IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, and in fact was for a time before being stolen sometime on day one.

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The cigar comes in 12-count boxes and with a single-stick MSRP of $12, before taxes. While it’s a regular production cigar, only one pair makes it, limiting the amount that can be produced.

Drew Estate also unveiled the MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Flying Pig at the trade show, which shares the price and box count as the Undercrown version, and is equally as limited due to being made by just one pair. It is being offered to all Drew Estate accounts, however, increasing the number of stores that will have access to it when it begins shipping, which is expected to be sometime this month.

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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.