IPCPR 2016: Drew Estate

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Drew Estate’s booth was as massive as you remember it, and again was front and center as you enter the trade show floor.

Drew Estate booth IPCPR 2016

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It’s been the second year since Drew Estate was purchased by Swisher International, and really the look or feel of the booth hasn’t changed at all. Besides a number of brands that are being distributed by the company that previously had their own booth, it was the same old packed booth with a party atmosphere.

Drew Estate Tsuge Pipe maker IPCPR 2016

In one corner, they were showing off their Tsuge pipes and pipe tobacco, but they also had one of the pipe makers there, displaying his craft and showing how the pipe-making process is done.

Drew Estate Acid IPCPR 2016

ACID

While there weren’t any new offerings in the Acid line up, there was a packaging update and refresh.

Drew Estate Herrera Esteli Miami IPCPR 2016

Herrera Esteli Miami

The new, unannounced Herrera Esteli at the show was the Miami – a return to Willy Herrera’s roots so to speak. The Miami is being produced at El Titan de Bronze, where the rest of the Herrera Esteli line is rolled at Drew Estate’s factory, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
  • Herrera Esteli Miami (5 3/4 x 48) – $13 (Boxes of 10, $130)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

Drew Estate No 9 T52 Tubos IPCPR 2016

Liga Privada No. 9 and T52 Extensions

Liga Privada’s flagship line No. 9 and the follow up to it, the T52 will both be getting the tubo treatment finally. I remember years ago seeing a prototype for it that was mentioned it would probably never be made, but quite a few years later it appears that they finally made the choice to do so. In addition, we see the return of the Flying Pig for each of these, which were some of the most sought after sizes in these two lines long after the limited numbers sold out of stores.

Liga Privada No. 9

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
  • Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
  • Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig (3 15/16 x 60) – $14.50 (Boxes of 12, $174)
  • Liga Privada No. 9 Tubo (6 x 52) – $16.00 (Boxes of 10, $160)

Liga Privada T52

  • Wrapper: Connecticut Sun Grown Habano
  • Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
  • Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
  • Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig (3 15/16 x 60) – $14.50 (Boxes of 12, $174)
  • Liga Privada T52 Tubo (6 x 52) – $16.00 (Boxes of 10, $160)

In addition, the Liga Privada No. 9 and T52 tubos will be coming in a six count sampler, with three of each blend, retailing for $96.

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang IPCPR 2016
MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang

MUWAT has been around for awhile, and the MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured is more recent, but still an established line. Now we’re looking at the latest release under the MUWAT umbrella – the Swamp Thang and Swamp Rat, which uses candela wrapper combined in a yet to be disclosed blend using the KFC tobacco.

  • Wrapper: n/a
  • Binder: n/a
  • Filler: n/a
  • MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro (6 x 52) – $8.75 (Packs of 10, $87.50)
  • MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Robusto (5 x 54) – $8.29 (Packs of 10, $82.90)
  • MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Rat (6 x 46) – $7.50 (Packs of 10, $75)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

Drew Estate Tabak  Especial IPCPR 2016

Tabak Especial

Much like the Acid line, the Tabak Especial didn’t have anything new, but was sporting a facelift in the packaging department as well.

Drew Estate Undercrown IPCPR 2016

Undercrown Extensions

The Undercrown and Undercrown Shade lines are getting a few new exciting sizes. Both lines have a new 7 x 48 churchill, a 6 x 50 tubo, and then new 10 count tins of a 4 x 32. In addition, the Undercrown Shade line now also has a Flying Pig size, which had already been released in the regular Undercrown lineup.

  • Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
  • Binder: Connecticut Valley Habano
  • Filler: Brazil & Nicaragua

Drew Estate Undercrown Tubo IPCPR 2016

  • Undercrown 4 x 32 (4 x 32) – $1.80 (Tins of 10, $18, Boxes of 5 Tins, $90)
  • Undercrown Churchill (7 x 48) – $8.76 (Boxes of 25, $218.88)
  • Undercrown Tubo (6 x 50) – $10.25 (Boxes of 10, $102.49)

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade tubo IPCPR 2016

Undercrown Shade

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua

Drew Estate Undercrown Tins IPCPR 2016

  • Undercrown Shade 4 x 32 (4 x 32) – $1.80 (Tins of 10, $18, Boxes of 5 Tins, $90)
  • Undercrown Shade Churchill (7 x 48) – $9.27 (Boxes of 25, $231.75)
  • Undercrown Shade Flying Pig (3 15/16 x 60) – $12.88 (Boxes of 12, $154.50)
  • Undercrown Shade Tubo (6 x 50) – $10.56 (Boxes of 10, $105.58)

Launch Date: July 25, 2016

Production: Regular Production

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Brian Burt
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I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010 I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion. Besides my cigar hobby and job in the IT industry, my wife and I love traveling, trying new restaurants and relaxing at home with our two dogs.

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