Drew Estate Undercrown Shade

Undercrown Corona Pequena

In January Drew Estate announced the national launch of the Undercrown Corona Pequena in both Maduro and Shade wrappers. These cigars were showcased at the TPE trade show held in Las Vegas, NV on January 29th-31st.

The Undercrown Corona Pequena is a 4” x 44 petite corona, perfect to light up on the go or on those frigid winter days. The Undercrown Maduro Corona Pequena features a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun cured Habano binder, and Brazilian and Nicaraguan filler leaves. The Undercrown Shade Corona Pequena features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Sumatra binder with Dominican and Nicaraguan Filler leaves.

From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate adds, “Corona Pequena’s are short, squat, flavor bombs that sit between the tin size and the robusto size in the Undercrown brand family.  We could go on and on about the “functionality” of this short smoke during winter months – but there is something absolutely beautiful about the Corona Pequena that is more meaningful than just utilitarianism. This cigar is a stunner in both taste and trade dress. The whole DE team is really proud of this little gem.”

For this article, while I thoroughly enjoyed the Shade, I’ll be speaking about the maduro. The construction on these is as solid as anything else from DE. The seems are tight and are full to the touch. Stiff but yielding to pressure between the fingers. They cut easily and light with no trouble either.

The first half has the expected wonderful Undercrown notes of leather and spice with a burn that is razor sharp, the ash holds tight and for its size, produces plenty of well weighted smoke.

The second half brings out more of the espresso flavor mixed with some faint floral tones. The burn remains tight throughout and no fault can be found in construction from beginning to end.

If you only have a short time or just want a quick smoke the Undercrown Pequena in either the maduro or shade is a perfect treat. Great for that quick walk with the dogs or with a colada before work. This ciagr is a very accesable smoke for first time and long time smokers alike. Definitely something to have in your humidor at all times. The Undercrown Corona Pequena is packaged in 32 count boxes with an MSRP of $176.00/box, available in both Maduro and Shade, and started shipping early February. Go get some from your local B&M now!

Wrapper: San Andrés Negro
Binder: Connecticut Habano
Filler:  Brazilian
Price: $176 for a box of 32 (but have seen them on sale for $144)
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 pints

Limited Edition Undercrown Shade SUPREMA Launches to Retailers Nationwide

Undercrown Shade SupremaMiami, FL- Drew Estate announces today the launch of the limited edition Undercrown Shade SUPREMA to Drew Diplomat retailers nationwide. Undercrown Shade SUPREMA will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Limited Edition Undercrown Shade SUPREMA is a 6 x 50-54 perfecto wrapped in a creamy Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade leaf, with rich Sumatran binder and filler leaves of Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Corojo, and Nicaragua Criollo. The limited vitola presents a bolder profile on the palate compared to core sizes while remaining a smooth smoking experience.From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew President and Founder of Undercrown Shade SupremaDrew Estate highlights, “Since the release of Undercrown Shade in 2015, it has been a staple in humidors nationwide. We knew it was the right time to release the first Limited Edition for Undercrown Shade, and it’s packaged beautifully in a clean white box. These things are kicking like Judo, Bruce Lee lefts and rights, jabs to the mid-section. These won’t last!”From the Drew Estate offices, Factory Spokesman Pedro Gomez notes, “Man, when Willy Herrera handed me this stick I immediately knew it was something special bro. Let me tell you something, when I lit this up with my morning cafe I knew I needed more, the creamy bold flavor coming off this SUPREMA is just supreme. Every Undercrown Shade fan needs to smoke this cigar. I’m telling you something.”The Undercrown Shade SUPREMA is a 6 x 50-54 perfecto, packaged in a 5-count box with an MSRP of $47.99 and will be shipping in September.