IPCPR 2017 is going on right now in Las Vegas, Nevada! There are hundreds of new cigars being released so this is by no means a comprehensive list. It is only a taste of what’s coming for you, the consumer. Keep an eye open for tons of photos and videos of what’s to come.
Foundation Cigar Company’s The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro
Foundation Cigar Company announces the release of The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro, for IPCPR 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. The release provides for a line extension to Foundation’s premier brand released during IPCPR 2015, where the Nicaraguan puro enjoyed a highly successful launch.
The cigars will be available in twenty-five count boxes in 5 traditional Cuban box press sizes and are being produced at TABSA in Esteli, Nicaragua. The varieties will include a 5 ½ x 50 Robusto, a 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda, a 6 x 56 Toro Huaco, a 7 x 48 Churchill, and a 6 ¼ x 52 Torpedo. The cigars will be priced in the retail range of $9-$13 USD.
Foundation Cigar Company president and master blender, Nicholas Melillo, blended The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro using Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa and covered the cigar with a beautiful, oily, and dark San Andrés Mexican Maduro wrapper. This was done to create an independent and unique flavorful profile from the original El Güegüense.
“We are overwhelmed with how El Güegüense has been received in the market place. It is an honor for people to recognize a project that personally means so much to me and the Nicaraguan people.” says Melillo. “I was looking to create a line extension with a whole different level of complexity and the San Andrès wrapper brings just that.
The blend encompasses bold flavors of black pepper, dark roast espresso and cacao. Medium plus in body and strength and rounded out with a nutty finish.” I have always been drawn to San Andrés, Mexico and have been buying tobacco there since 2003. The wrapper is one of my favorites, not to mention one of the oldest seed varieties in the world, which predates even Cuban seed. The combination of this unique capa and Nicaraguan fillers makes for an amazingly flavorful smoke.
Drew Estate Announces Exclusive Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Brand with partner Jeff Borysiewicz
Drew Estate announced that the company will begin shipping Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Cigars nationally to DDRP accounts. This brand features tobacco grown in Clermont, Florida, by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company and the Florida Sun Grown Farm. The brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, which will be held July 10 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.The “FSG” by Drew Estate project began in 2011 and debuted in 2016 at the Florida Barn Smoker. The core FSG blend features Florida Sun Grown filler with select Nicaraguan fillers which adds an authentic Florida agricultural nuance to this unique and captivating blend.
The binder is a Habano seed tobacco from Honduras and the cigar is finished off with a lush Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper.In addition to four core sizes, Drew Estate is releasing a Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro. This prized cigar features its own unique blend which utilizes a Connecticut broad leaf wrapper, Mexican binder, and Florida Sun Grown filler tobacco, along with fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras.
Drew Estate releases Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION” exclusively for Drew Diplomat Retailers
Drew Estate announced the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “TRADITION”. This extremely limited supply brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” will be exclusively available for sale through Drew Diplomat Retailers.Julian Van Winkle, President of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery says, “I was invited to Cigar Aficionado’s A Night to Remember by Jonathan Drew in 2016 and was presented with a wooden box of cigars with white bands that read, Exclusively for my friend Julian by Willy Herrera-Sincerely, Jonathan Drew. I loved this blend because of its balance. Shortly thereafter, my family and I visited La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Nicaragua where I smoked the same blend most of the trip. By the end, I knew that this would be the Pappy Van Winkle ‘Tradition’.”
Drew Estate is honored to represent the Van Winkle Family with an ultra-premium cigar that reinforces the legacy of America’s true living icons, Julian Van Winkle. The Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” features an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, Indonesian Binder and aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.Jonathan Drew, president and founder of Drew Estate, notes, “The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition features an ultra-complex combination of extensively aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic that are blanketed with a flawless Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper. Availability is limited. I am humbled to extend the Drew and Van Winkle friendship, time tested honor, and craftsmanship to Drew Diplomat Humidors across the United States.”
Debonaire House introduces the Daybreak, a Connecticut Shade wrapped Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigar
Debonaire House announced the release of Daybreak, the third addition of the Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigars lineup. Debonaire Daybreak and the lines new packaging will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held July 11 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Wrapped in Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, the Daybreak offers a full flavor version of a Connecticut wrapped cigar and comes into market at a more introductory price. While enjoying Daybreak, smokers can expect crisp notes of spice and earthiness from the Nicaraguan fillers, a nutty and sweet richness from the Dominican tobacco in the binder and filler, and a smooth finish from the Connecticut wrapper. In addition, Debonaire House announced their packaging updates to the entire Debonaire Ultra Premium Cigar line, including the Habano, Maduro, and the Daybreak offerings.
Drew Estate Debuts ACID Green Kuba Candela, ACID Blondie Candela, and Two additional ACID Blondie Expressions
Drew Estate announces the release of ACID Green Kuba Candela, ACID Blondie Candela, ACID Blondie Red, and ACID Blondie Gold. The ACID Brand will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10 – 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ACID Kuba Candela and ACID Blondie Candela feature a smooth candela wrapper, with Drew Estate’s signature ACID infusions, allowing for the natural sweetness of the candela wrapper to blend into the virtuous world of Kuba Kuba.
The ACID Blondie Red features a Cameroon Wrapper, unlocking a whole new experience to the trusted ACID Blondie franchise. ACID Blondie Red is a must try for all ACID fans.
The ACID Blondie Gold features a spicy Sumatran wrapper that delights the palate, and is going to leave your tongue tingling for more, straight bliss.
Jonathan Drew, president and founder of Drew Estate, says, “The progression of ACID to include the Candela Wrapper Expressions began years ago during trips to the tobacco plantations throughout the world. Candela is one of the friendliest leaves to farmers and they love to grow it. Crazy.”
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