Drew Estate and Crowned Heads Collaborate On “La Coalicion”
Drew Estate and Crowned Heads announce their partnership in the release of “La Coalicion”, manufactured by La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and sold through Crowned Heads. “La Coalicion” will be displayed in the Crowned Heads Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“La Coalicion” is a spectacular collaboration brand for the premium cigar fanatic. The brand is wrapped in rich, dark Connecticut Broadleaf, with a spicy Sumatran binder and aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
“La Coalicion” is available in four sizes: Corona Gorda (5 x 46), Gordito (5 1/2 x 50), Siglo (6 x 52) and Sublime (6 1/2 x 54). Each vitola brings a very specific and unique nuance and complexity, carefully blended by Willy Herrera and Jon Huber.
“Huber and I have always had a similar palate for what notes we are looking for in our blends,” Herrera says. “Working together, we knew from the beginning we wanted to utilize the dense, oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper which is the inspiration for this killer smoke. La Coalicion is a passion product that Huber and I are really proud of.”
“I’ve personally wanted to work with Willy for years now, as I feel that our aesthetic towards cigars are similar and we also share a common respect and passion towards the tradition of premium cigars,” Huber says. “Further, being able to tap into the creative juggernaut that is Drew Estate has been an amazing experience. I’ve long respected what the DE brand has achieved, and I believe their personal brand extends far beyond just ‘cigars;’ they’re truly an innovator, disruptor, and a game changer within our industry.”
“I am proud to report that Drew Estate always remains ‘Boutique in the Heart’ in everything we create,” says Jonathan Drew. “This collaboration with Crowned Heads has been gratifying, mostly because of their passion and intensity. Plus, their hat game is on point!”
“La Coalicion” is manufactured at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and is sold through Crowned Heads.
It will be shipping in October in the following vitolas:
Corona Gorda (5 x 46) MSRP $219.00/box of 20
Gordito (5 1/2 x 50) MSRP $245.00/box of 20
Siglo (6 x 52) MSRP $270.00/box of 20
Sublime (6 1/2 x 54) MSRP $299.00/box of 20
Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos Line Extensions
Drew Estate announces the national release of line extensions to both the Fat Bottom Betty and Sweet Jane lines with the introduction of Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos.
Both the Fat Bottom Betty Toro and Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos feature a lush maduro wrapper and are blended with aromatic and exotic tobaccos that bring out the innate sweetness of the cigar.The Fat Bottom Betty Toro is presented in a 6 x 50 vitola for those who want to enjoy more time with Fat Bottom Betty. The Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos is a 6 x 50 box pressed toro, which is exclusive to Drew Estate Lounge cigar retailers, and joins 8 other exquisite vitolas exclusively available as DDRP Lounge Cigars.
“Sweet Jane and Fat Bottom Betty have set the cigar world on fire both for our retailers and consumers alike,” said Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate. “With the national release of these larger vitolas, everyone will get to spend more time enjoying Fat Bottom Betty and Sweet Jane.”
The Fat Bottom Betty Toro is 6 x 50 and presented in a 10-count box, with an MSRP of $95.00/box, and will be shipping in August.
The Sweet Jane Dia de los Muertos is a 6 x 50 box pressed toro, exclusive to Drew Estate Lounge Cigar retailers, presented in a 20-count box, with an MSRP of $181.94/box, and will be shipping in October.
Undercrown Shade SUPREMA
Drew Estate announces the launch of the limited edition Undercrown Shade SUPREMA to Drew Diplomat retailers nationwide.
The Limited Edition Undercrown Shade SUPREMA is a 6 x 50-54 perfecto wrapped in a creamy Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade leaf, with a 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.
“Since the release of Undercrown Shade in 2015, it has been a staple in humidors nationwide,” said Drew. “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!”
“Man, when Willy Herrera handed me this stick I immediately knew it was something special, bro,” says Factory Spokesman Pedro Gomez. “Let me tell you something, when I lit this up with my morning coffee 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.”
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.
Drew Estate Tubos
Drew Estate announces the national release of Tubos of their most popular brands including ACID Kuba Deluxe, Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Shade, Undercrown Sun Grown, Tabak Especial Dulce, Tabak Especial Negra, as well as Kentucky Fire Cured and Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets. The Drew Estate Tubos will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow.
The released Tubos are shipping alongside a retail counter merchandising solution and are packaged in 25-count bundles. These solutions are designed to prominently display these cigars to the retail customer, effective both in the humidor and on the counter.
“The Tubo collection serves our brick and mortar retailers with on-the-run options for their increasingly mobile customers,” says Drew Estate President and Founder Jonathan Drew. “These days, dudes and dudettes are jumpin’ on a CityBike with their Go-Pro and Yeti, ready for wild ass Instagramming. We built our Tubos to withstand small, curbside accidents and other unanticipated mobile risks. Drew Estate cares.”
The following Tubos are packaged in 25-count bundles and shipping in September with a retail merchandising solution:
- ACID Kuba Deluxe Toro Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $300.00/bundle of 25
- Undercrown Maduro Toro Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $223.00/bundle of 25
- Undercrown Shade Toro Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $223.00/bundle of 25
- Undercrown Sun Grown Toro Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $223.00/bundle of 25
- Tabak Especial Dulce Toro Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $232.00/bundle of 25
- Tabak Especial Negra Toro Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $232.00/bundle of 25
- Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $187.50/bundle of 25
- Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend Sweets Tubo 6 x 52 MSRP $187.50/bundle of 25
Drew Estate Frenchies
Drew Estate announces the nationwide release of a series of Frenchies, quick smokes, under the ACID and Tabak Especial brands. Frenchies were showcased at the 2019 TPE trade show and will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow.
The ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies are 3 3/4 x 20. ACID Frenchies are packaged in both 5 and 10-count packs, while the Tabak Especial Frenchies are sold in 10-count packs only. Each are shipped in a shelf merchandising sleeve of 10 packs for retailer convenience, with each pack individually humidified with Boveda for placement inside the humidor, on the planogram, or at the register.The ACID Frenchies are small cigars wrapped in a lush Sumatran wrapper with Nicaraguan fillers, producing a delightful, sweet, pleasing, smoke. The Tabak Especial Frenchies are wrapped in smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade with Nicaraguan fillers that are perfect to pair with your cup of coffee in the morning.
“Frenchies are truly small cigars, packaged in a mass market style box that’s easy breezy for the fast-paced smoker,” says Drew. “These small cigars produce volumes of velvety smoke and are nice and sweet, so delicious … voila!“
The ACID Frenchies are available in September as follows:
- ACID Frenchies 5-Count pack MSRP $5.50/pack, shipped in shelf sleeves of 10
- ACID Frenchies 10-Count pack MSRP $10.00/pack, shipped in shelf sleeves of 10
The Tabak Especial Frenchies are available in September as follows:
- Tabak Especial Frenchies 10-Count pack MSRP $10.00/pack, shipped in sleeves of 10.
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT
With its silky-smooth Connecticut shade wrapper, it may seem tamer than its bolder Antaño brethren, but don’t be fooled. Antaño CT is a masterful and paradoxical blend of what a cigar with attitude can be; A cigar that defies expectations and a smoke for those with defying souls.
Antaño in Spanish means “Yesteryear”, a word that perfectly expresses the soul of the Joya de Nicaragua Antaños. The first blend of this family was released almost 20 years ago as a tribute to the power and the essence of the “The True Nicaraguan Puro” that made Joya de Nicaragua the most sought-after cigar in the United States in the 1970s.
“Today, Antaño is not just one cigar blend, it is a family of products that invite smokers to ‘Keep Daring’, to try powerful and intense blends with distinctive Nicaraguan character,” said Juan Ignacio Martínez, Executive President at Joya de Nicaragua. “That is why we invite cigar lovers to dare to try the Antaño interpretation of what a Connecticut wrapped cigar should be.”Antaño CT, with its Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, and Nicaraguan fillers and binder, delivers medium to full body and strength, with dynamic creaminess and intense spicy notes. Intentionally pungent to showcase the contrasts between the expected subtleties of the CT shade, and the rich and potent flavors of Nicaraguan tobacco.
“This smoke is definitely an intense experience, the intriguing result of master blenders on a paradoxical quest: the creation of a flavor bomb like the rest of the Antaños but with this wrapper,” said Mario Pérez, Joya’s Factory Manager. “It became a real challenge for us at the factory, torcedores and blenders, as we all wanted to defy an industry mantra. We knew we could make a truly interesting CT cigar.”
The Antaño CT line will come in 20-count boxes, in four different sizes: 6 x 54 Belicoso (MSRP $9.90), 6 x 50 Toro (MSRP $9.70), 5 x 52 Robusto (MSRP $8.45), and 5 1/4 x 46 Corona Gorda (MSRP $8.00).
Shipments to stores nationwide will start in July 2019, after being showcased at IPCPR.
Tabak Especial Gordito Dulce and Negra
Drew Estate announces the release of the Tabak Especial Gordito, both Dulce and Negra, to retailers nationwide.
Perfect for pairing with your morning coffee, the Tabak Especial Dulce Gordito is a 6 x 60 vitola wrapped in a creamy Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, with lush Sumatran binder and rich Nicaraguan fillers. The Tabak Especial Negra Gordito is a perfect choice for when you’re enjoying an after-dinner Espresso. This 6 x 60 vitola is wrapped in a very dense Maduro wrapper, and is unquestionably the greatest thing since sliced bread.
“These 60 ring Tabaks are a must have for the large ring gauge smokers who like powerful bombs, and furious explosions,” said Drew. “When you walk into the party with this bad boy lit, you’re the king! When you go to the shop and you’re burning one, boom, you’re the king! You’re walking the dog on the block … king! Gordito is a king, the Mega King!”
The Tabak Especial Gordito is packaged in 10-count boxes, both in Dulce and Negra, with an MSRP of $102.90, shipping in July.
2019 Undercrown “Dojo Dogma” Limited Release
Drew Estate unveils the 2019 limited release of Undercrown Dojo Dogma to Drew Diplomat Retailers nationwide featuring redesigned packaging and a sleek merchandising solution. The cigar was introduced in 2014 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the online cigar community, Cigar Dojo.
“Like the Undercrown Corona Viva, the Undercrown Dojo Dogma features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut Habano binder, and filler leaves from Nicaragua and Brazil. Unique within the core vitolas of Undercrown Maduro, the 6 x 56 Dogma is box-pressed and packaged in a beautiful blue 10-count soft pack.
“It was definitely cool to bring back the Dojo Dogma last year at IPCPR,” said Drew. “I received a bunch of texts and DM’s from all sorts of dudes that I’ve met throughout the years, all really amped up to see it back. We screwed up though last year because the soft packs did not have a sales tray so the marketing guys fixed it real nice, plus yo … the blue pack is super dope.”
“To this day the Dogma has been our most popular collaborative cigar release and for good reason,” said Cigar Dojo Master Sensei Eric Guttorstorm. “It has just the right size and shape combined with a killer blend that keeps folks coming back for more.”The Undercrown Dojo Dogma will be launched at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival on August 24th in Broomfield, Colorado by Drew himself, the team from Cigar Dojo, and Drew Estate with a full national release slated in September.
Undercrown Dojo Dogma is packaged in a 10-count soft pack with an MSRP of $107.97, exclusive to Drew Diplomat retailers.
Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes
Drew Estate announces the release of three gift sets, including Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Shade, Tabak Especial Negra, and two limited boxes for Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang and Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets. The Undercrown Maduro and Shade, along with Tabak Especial gift sets, will each include a branded lighter and cutter exclusive to the gift set.
The Undercrown Maduro features a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano binder, and Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves. The Undercrown Shade features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Sumatra binder with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler leaves. Tabak Especial Negra features a rich Maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, perfect to pair with your cup of coffee.
The Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro and Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets Just a Friend limited boxes are presented in a crafted wood display box containing 10 cigars. The Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang pairs the deliciously sweet candela wrapper with the smoky and tasty Kentucky Fire Cured tobaccos, creating an eerie mystery with a unique and powerful experience. Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets features Kentucky seed tobacco grown and fire cured in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, along with Nicaraguan fillers. The cigar is wrapped with a Mexican San Andres wrapper with a sweetened tip creating a mouth feel on the cigar that is like bacon maple goodness mixed with bourbon and barbecue.
“The introduction of these gift sets answers the call of our retailers throughout the years,” said Drew. “These are perfect for any special occasion, gifts for your Mom and Pops, your boss, your neighbor, cousin Vinnie, your homeboy, all sorts of good and honest folk … plus the exclusive swag only available in these sets is dope.”The following gift sets featuring a branded lighter and cutter are shipping in August:
- Undercrown Maduro Toro Gift Set MSRP $47.99
- Undercrown Shade Toro Gift Set MSRP $47.99
- Tabak Especial Negra Toro Gift Set MSRP $47.99
The following wooden display limited boxes featuring 10 cigars are shipping in August:
- Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro Limited Box MSRP $72.00
- Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend Sweets Limited Box MSRP $72.00