Cigar News: Drew Estate ACID 20th Anniversary starts at Tobacco Plus Expo – Las Vegas

20 Years in the Making!!

Has it been 20 years already. It was 1999 when a young Jonathan Drew first launched the ACID cigar line that has grown into one of the most successful cigar in the world. He left his hometown of Brooklyn, NY and moved to Esteli, Nicariagua living and sleeping in the factory experimenting with various methods to bring the blend of premium tobacco, essential oils, and spices to the worldwide cigar market. The result was the Drew Estate ACID cigar.

Jonathan Drew
Jonathan Drew

The Frenchies

Now, 20 years later, Drew Estate announced the launch of a new series of quick smokes, the ACID and Tabak Especial “Frenchies.” These small cigars will be introduced at the Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE) held in Las Vegas, Nevada February 11-13th.


The “Frenchies” are not just some bargain store cigar, these cigars, like all those in ACID line, are made from premium tobacco that is sure to satisfy. The ACID Frenchies are wrapped in a lush Sumatran wrapper with Nicaraguan fillers, producing a delightful, sweet smoke with a pleasing room note. 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.

Both the ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies weigh in at 3 1/4” x 20. The ACID Frenchies are packaged in both 5 and 10 count packs, while the Tabak Especial Frenchies are sold in 10 count packs only. Merchandising is made easy as they will be shipped to retailers in a shelf merchandising sleeve of 10 packs for retailer convenience. Even better, each pack is individually humidified with Boveda for placement both inside the humidor or at the register.

We are told by our contact in the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew, Founder and President of Drew Estate exclaimed

“Frenchies are the mega start to kick off the 20th Anniversary of ACID, and a perfect way to enjoy ACID in any moment during your day. For you coffee freaks, we also have the Tabak Especial in this new mini size. Why Frenchies you ask? Well, French is the language of romance and people are going to LOVE these sticks.”

Drew Estate plans to kick off the ACID 20th Anniversary by showing off the the ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies at TPE this coming week in Las Vegas, NV. During the show, Phillips and King will be taking pre-orders, and shipping to retailers in June.

Kwik Trip, a nation wide chain of 650 fuel and convenience stores, inked an exclusive 60 day, first to market period, starting March 1st to sell the ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies.

A full introduction of the Frenchies will take place at the 2019 IPCPR for all customers and sales channels.

The ACID Frenchies are available as follows:

  • ACID Frenchies 5-Count pack MSRP $5.99/pack, shipped in shelf sleeves of 10
  • ACID Frenchies 10-Count pack MSRP $9.99/pack, shipped in shelf sleeves of 10

The Tabak Especial Frenchies are available as follows:

  • Tabak Especial Frenchies 10-Count pack with an MSRP of $9.99.

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