Drew Estate

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

Fabien Ziegler to Leave Drew Estate to Pursue Other Interests

Miami, FL – Long time employee of Drew Estate and good friend of the DR Family, Fabien Ziegler, Director of Consumer Engagement, is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

A twenty-year veteran “on the street”, Mr. Ziegler has been a tremendous ambassador for Drew Estate, working in both sales and marketing, including most recently leading the company’s Consumer Engagement team.“My years at Drew Estate have been incredibly rewarding, most importantly because of the opportunity to work and build relationships with so many retailers and cigar enthusiasts around the country and the world,” said Ziegler.  “I want to thank everyone at Drew Estate as well as the countless store owners and employees and cigar fans that have made this a fantastic journey for two decades.”

Said Jonathan Drew, Founder and President of Drew Estate, “Fabien is truly one of a kind. He’s a giant dude with a heart and personality to match. Fabien’s warm smile and fun persona immediately connect him to everyone he meets.  Sometimes in the sales department, sometimes in Marketing, Fabien spent the last 19 years dedicated to Drew Estate, spreading the company’s message and vision throughout the trade and to the masses of consumers.  I want to personally thank Fabien for all he has done for Drew Estate.”

Drew Estate CEO Glenn C. Wolfson added, “Fabien will always be a part of the heart and soul of Drew Estate.  We thank him for all his contributions to the Company over the years, many of which will endure for a long time to come, and we wish him great success in all his future endeavors.”

We hope the best for you Fabien and look forward to seeing you at our future DR events, CLUB IS FAMILY!

ACID 20th Anniversary Now Shipping to Retailers Nationwide

Miami, FL- Drew Estate announces today the national release of ACID 20 to retailers nationwide. The chromed out, double decade masterpiece was first showcased at the 2019 IPCPR Trade show held in Las Vegas, NV.

Over the past twenty years, ACID has become a vital, must-have brand within all sales channels of the cigar industry. To celebrate this tremendous milestone, we are honored to introduce ACID 20, a box pressed robusto, internally billed as our best ACID release since Kuba Kuba. ACID 20 is wrapped in a lush, toothy Mexican San Andres capa, with ultra-premium Indonesian binder, and filler leaves from Nicaragua. With a subtle and evolving profile, blessed with an blend that is truly worthy of the double decade title.From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate illuminates, “20 Years is a tremendous milestone to reach for any brand, but in this special moment we didn’t want to rest on our past successes. We challenged the entire company to produce an ACID cigar that could rival Kuba Kuba, and I am proud to report they have delivered excellence… From the chromed-out packaging, to the burst of taste and aroma once lit ACID 20 defines the next twenty years of the ACID legacy.”

The ACID 20 is a 5 x 52 box pressed robusto, packaged in chrome boxes of 24 with an MSRP of $230.40 and will be shipping in September.

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