Try the Green ACID! – Two Wrongs Make a Beautiful Right.

Every year in July, the cigar industry converges for a celebration of our lifestyle with brand owners, retailers, and media members. This event is known as the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) association convention. It is here where those responsible for creating the new blends introduce them to the those that sell them[…]

The Undercrown Takes in Some Sun – The Undercrown Sun Grown

Thursday, July 6, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announces today the newest extension to the prized Undercrown Brand, the Undercrown Sun Grown. The new Sun Grown is the third Undercrown expression, complimenting Undercrown Maduro and Undercrown Shade. The Undercrown Sun Grown will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR[…]

Drew Estate Extends Acid Line

It seems like the Drew Estate team likes that candella leaf and what it does to a cigar. Last year the company sweetened up the Kentucky Fire Cured with it in the release of the Swamp Thang, and as we wrote in our review, it made for a sweeter and pleasurable smoke. Now the company[…]

JDN-AGR-Detail

Antaño Gran Reserva to hit shelves in August

Let’s all  be honest here, if you like a bold, spicy, and strong cigar, and you walk into a shop and see the Antaño 1970 on the shelf, how many of you pick that up? I know I do more often than not. I have always enjoyed this blend from Joya de Nicaragua, with its rich,[…]

Debonaire Daybreak

Drew Estate and Debonaire House Announce the Debonaire Daybreak

As we get within days of this years IPCPR in Las Vegas, the press releases of new cigars keep coming. In this age of new FDA regulations one would not have imagined so many new blends to hit the market. The latest is the announcement from Debonaire House, an Ultra Premium brand distributed by Drew Estate.[…]

Ventura Cigars Archetype Axis Mundi

Ventura Cigars Archetype – Axis Mundi – Are You Centered?

When my son Dominic was a young boy, he and I began to study Tae Kwon Do together. It was my first experience at martial arts. It is called an art because it is not really about fighting but more about choreographed moves of kicks, strikes, punches, and jumps. You had to learn not only[…]

Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang

Drew Estate Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Cigar Review

Reaching deep  in the darkness of my humidor the other day, I pulled out the latest in the Drew Estate Kentucky Fired Cured line – The Swamp Thang. The little critter has been hiding in there since July of last year simmering and maturing, just waiting for a human hand to take it out into[…]

John Drew Brands

John Drew Brands Launch Party – A Masterful Mix of Cigars and Spirits

This past Wednesday, April 19th, I had the opportunity to trip on over to Corona Cigars in Orlando, Florida for the official John Drew Brands launch party. What is John Drew Brands you may ask? It is the latest disruptive creation from Jonathan Drew, famed cigar maker. This time it is not cigars that Drew[…]

Archetype Initiation

Archetype Initiation Cigar Review – Thank You May I Have Another!!

I finished chapter one of the Archetype series of cigars last year and had only good things to say about the latest work of Ventura Cigars. Throughout that first chapter I experienced Dreams, was Enlightened by the Sage, and finally entered a Strange Passage. That final passage has taken me today to he point of[…]

All Out Kings

All Out Kings Cigar Review – Patience Pays

At the 2016 IPCPR, Caldwell Cigars and Drew Estate announced a collaboration between Robert Caldwell, Willy Herrera, and Jonathon Drew. That collaboration would be known as the All Out Kings blend. There were limited pre-release samples at the show, but I was not lucky enough to have received one. In fact Willy Herrera, the master blender[…]

Archetype Cigars: The Next Chapter from Ventura Cigars and Drew Estate

For Immediate Release: CONTACT Rachel McKnett PR Manager Kretek International rachelmcknett@kretek.com  Archetype Cigars: The Next Chapter Back in stock! Ventura Cigar Company is expanding distribution of archetype chapter 2. Back by popular demand, Ventura Cigar Company is pleased to announce that the Archetype Chapter 2 Cigars, Initiation and Axis Mundi, have been restocked, and will[…]

Stephan Qarimi

Stephan Qarimi joins the Drew Estate International Team

Stephan Qarimi joins the Drew Estate International Team Monday, March 20, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the expansion of their international sales team to include Stephan Qarimi as International Market Manager and Director of Travel Retail. Drew Estate products are currently distributed in over 50 countries as part of the company’s[…]

Joya Red

Joya Red Cigar Review

The Joya Red cigar was introduced in 2014 by Joya de Nicaragua Cigars as a “cigar for the modern smoker”. The company itself has its roots in  Nicaragua and was the country’s first cigar manufacturer, at the heart of Estelí. Originally established in 1965 as the Nicaragua Cigar Co by J.F. Bermejo and Simón Camacho they produced[…]

Rebirth of Drew – This is Going to be Huge!!

It is turning into a busy news week for Drew Estate as two big announcements have come out in as many days as the Rebirth of Drew begins in 2017.  First was the announcement of Jonathan Drew as President of Drew Estate and then the appointment of David Lazarus as (SVP) Senior Vice President of Sales.[…]