Undercrown Flying Pig Heads to Dutch Market Later This Year

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Holland will be getting a new Undercrown. Drew Estate’s popular Flying Pig vitola will return as a limited version of their newest brand, Undercrown.

Jonathan Drew confirmed that it will be a limited regional release for the country he visited earlier this year.

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Drew originally posted the following (in Dutch) on a Dutch forum a few weeks ago:

“Flying Pig” UNDER CROWN XLR:

People who know Drew Estate quite well, understand that we are a company that does not makes many cigars for other companies. In fact we only have one private label brand, and this is the “JAVA by Drew Estate” that we excusively for Rocky Patel.

But we are working on something very special for a group of retailers in the Netherlands I am very excited about – a Flying Pig in the UNDER CROWN blend. For now I’m calling this Limtied Edition “XLR” (Xtremely Limited Reserve). It is not limited by constraints on the tobacco. To be honest, the Flying Pig is an extremely difficult cigar to produce and that dramatically slows the production floor in the factory.

This special project is officially in motion. More information will be provided in the near future. I think we got the blend just right.

best, JD

(Editor’s note: the above is translated the link above is the direct text.)

“The cigars are in production as we speak and should be ready to ship to Holland sometime in June,” said Drew to halfwheel. “Saw them today on the production floor.”

The cigars will be rather limited in nature with between 80-100 boxes being released at the same price as the original Flying Pig, a 4 1/8 x 60 Double Perfecto vitola with a signature pigtail that first debuted in 2009 with the release of the Liga Privada No. 9 Flying Pig. Drew Estate later released the Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig in 2010 and a slightly larger Liga Privada Único Serie Feral Flying Pig in late 2011.

Undercrown debuted at last year’s IPCPR show and is set to see its first extension, the non-limited Undercrown Corona ¡Viva!, hit shelves in the coming weeks.

Undercrown Flying Pig, which will shed the XLR name, will be limited to the Compaenen stores, which operate locations throughout Holland. It will be the smaller Flying Pig vitola, as opposed to the Feral Flying Pig vitola that is currently being made for the Único Serie.

When asked if they were coming to the U.S., drew Didn’t seem optimistic.

“Well, I just don’t know as (the Flying Pigs) are a major pain in the ass to make.”

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Charlie Minato
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