Drew Estate Cigars: Born in 1996 the Drew Estate is a relatively new Cigar brand yet are now one of, if not the largest producers of premium hand-rolled cigars in the world with worldwide admiration. And this isn’t down to fat cat boys with big pockets marketing a brand to success. Drew Estate was born in 1996 by Jonathan Drew & Marvin Samel with great passion, vision, aspiring dreams, and a “can-do” attitude. The two frat brothers started out small.... small, as in a 16 square foot retail kiosk in the World Trade Center in NYC with a bank account running on fumes. In late 1999 Jonathan Drew moved to Estelí, Nicaragua with the hopes of starting a rebirth in the cigar world. The norm for new companies would be to outsource their Cigar rolling but they wanted to do it their own way (not the easy way) and with a handful of rollers and an even smaller handful of money, the story of “That Crazy Gringo” began. In as little as 2 years the drew estate had grown to epic proportions and captured the attention of Forbes magazine who did an article called Cult Brands and included Drew Estate alongside such brands as Krispy Kreme, Apple & Harley Davidson! Today the passion is still strong as they have built a family within the company who all devote great passion to making the finest and most characterful Cigars in the world.
Drew Estate Undercrown Maduro Cigars: The blend consists of many of the same tobaccos used in the Liga Privada (A firm favourite here at The Black Swan). Due to the limited supply of Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper the Undercrown is made using rich Mexican San Andres Negro wrapper. The Brazilian Mata Fina found in the Liga Provida has been substituted for the Connecticut Broadleaf but with a different aging technique, The result being an incredibly complex and rich creamy cigar.
Preparation: The Maduro Coronet are a medium to full-strength cigar, with an outstanding amount of flavour. They are a premium hand-rolled cigar and therefore require cutting or punching before they can be enjoyed.