At last weeks IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Drew Estate unveiled the latest edition to their famed Liga Privada cigar line. Officially named the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo it is part of the 10 year celebration of the Liga Privada series and joins the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 on the shelf.
Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate noted:
“Following the revolution in Cuba, the Corojo seed took roots in Florida, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Growing Corojo in new climates produced mixed results and much heartache for those who chose to grow it. By creating hybrids of Corojo the leaf was reborn keeping all of its spice and potency intact. Hibrido or Hybridization is a farm-level process utilized for decades to create tobacco that is disease resistant, but also to display the qualities of an unmatched capa.”
- Wrapper (Capa) – Connecticut Corojo
- Binder (Capote) – San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte
- Filler (Tripa) – Nicaraguan and Honduran
Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera explains the selection of leaf used in the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo:
“We started the process of fermenting Connecticut Corojo alongside Connecticut Criollo tobacco at the factory. The factory team and I conjured up numerous blends but ultimately, we selected the blend featuring the Otapan Negro Ultimo Corte capote for its spiciness that pairs with the sweetness of corojo. Our job now is to continue working with the farmers to increase the wrapper yield with each harvest year over year. It’s been long hours preparing for the national release. This leaf is unique.”
The Liga Privada H99 is available in a single 6 x 52 toro vitola, and comes packaged in a 24-count box. Drew Estate notes that additional sizes are planned for future release.
The MSRP is set at $343.92 per box. Additional sizes are planned for future release.
This project has been grounded in patience and a never-ending drive to craft the world’s most exceptional cigars that are deeply rooted in the 10 year history of Liga Privada. The marked contrast between naturally sweet tobacco spice with dense earthy layers produces a luxuriously rich smoke that fully reveals itself in an epic finish.