What do you get when you put your heart and soul into a company that you believe in? A brand with millions of dedicated consumers all over the world, that’s what. The passion for quality cigars is what got Drew Estate from a small startup to an industry top player. Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel are the pioneers who started the business from small 16 foot retail kiosk in WTC, New York. Today, the company has 96000 square foot operations floor, being one of the largest cigar factories in the world, churning out around 16 million cigars every year, each one handcrafted to perfection. In 2007, Drew Estate moved operation from 9 small facilities to one Gigantic La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, a dream carefully fostered for 10 years.
The specialty of Drew Estate lies in their nontraditional smokes that are infused with botanicals, coffee, and other indulging flavors. However, it is the organic harvested Tobacco that gives the rich flavor to every cigar. This was, as they termed, “rebirth of cigar”, which holds true to some levels as these cigars are innovative and targeted not only to quality cigar smokers but non-smokers as well.
Drew Estate has a totally different line of natural cigars which are specifically aimed towards the nontraditional smoker. It uses high-quality international tobacco leaves from places like Syria, Haiti, Turkey, Dominion Republic and St. James Parish to give an unmatched flavor to every product. Some of the natural cigar best sellers’ are-
- Clean Robusto- a rich sweet cigar. Extra-fermented tobacco in a toothy, oily Sumatran
- Dark Angel- a chunky torpedo, purely Nicaraguan
- Dirt- delicately seasoned with hints of Mocha
- Egg- an intriguing flavor with a peculiar appearance
- Juicy Lucy- Cameroon wrapper with a hint of smooth caramel
- Medusa- a classic 3 in 1 cigar with different shades of mocha
- Shorty- a small but powerfully packed cigar with hints of cocoa and mocha.
Another famous Cigar is the Nica Rustica. The beautifully handcrafted Nicaraguan long-fillers wrapped in Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro is for the ‘hardcore’ tobacco lovers. The uniqueness of this cigar is its unrefined nature.
Java-Madura is a similar Nicaraguan long filler cigar with the added flavors of Cocoa and espresso. The unique smoke gives the chocolaty spiciness with an added coffee treat. Just one smoke and the cigar starts self-marketing all around you.
My Uzi weighs a ton, is another oddly named fat robust shaped cigar with Brazilian and Nicaraguan fillers. It’s a classic old school beast with a punch.
Liga Privada (Flying Pig) is a favorite cigar among Drew Estate fans and rightfully so. The limited availability of this rich piece makes it all the more desirable.
Natural Irish Hops, a limited edition traditional cigar with same Brazilian and Nicaraguan fillers. The Irish touch certainly gives it the knockout satisfaction.
Liga Privada T52 Cigars, blended over a period of 2 years to achieve the perfection. There are added flavors of black pepper and spice that makes these extra spicy and gives the required nutty punch. It also happens to be the company president’s personal choice.
All the cigars that come off the Drew Estate production line are one of the best sellers globally and with mere 68000 cigars a day, demand never falls short. Each cigar has a definitive fan following and it would be unfair to pick a favorite without trying each one.
What are you waiting for? Just try one of these cigars, and you might not feel like smoking those cigarettes again.