Cigar News: Industry Veteran Ike Karipides Promoted to SVP, Sales at Drew Estate

Ike Karipides is the new SVP of Sales at Drew Estate, reporting directly to Glenn C. Wolfson, CEO. ​ He succeeds David Lazarus who retired at the end of January after a very successful seven-year run. Ike joined Drew Estate in January 2018 as Director of the Specialty Retail channel, followed by responsibility for Online Read more about Cigar News: Industry Veteran Ike Karipides Promoted to SVP, Sales at Drew Estate[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Unveils the Exclusive Undercrown 10 Ming for Smoke Inn

Scheduled for release on January 31st, this exceptional cigar celebrates the enduring partnership between Drew Estate and Smoke Inn, as well as the legacy of Abe “Ming” Dababneh, the renowned owner of Smoke Inn Cigars. ​The Undercrown 10 Ming is expressed in a single (5 1/4 x 54) Robusto vitola and has a blend described Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Unveils the Exclusive Undercrown 10 Ming for Smoke Inn[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Opens 2024 with Freestyle Live Event Pack, New Mystery Cigar Teaser

These Event Packs, sometimes called Mystery Packs, offer a unique pre-launch experience for consumers who wish to be deeply engaged in each of Drew Estate’s new product releases. ​ ​​​The exclusive packs, introduced during the “Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast held on Thursday, January 18th, have an MSRP of 40 bucks, but are actually worth Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Opens 2024 with Freestyle Live Event Pack, New Mystery Cigar Teaser[…]

2023 Cigar of the Year Candidates – Part 4

Today I offer the final set of candidates for the Stogie Press top cigars of 2023. As is the case every year, Stogie Press has three lists – one for large companies, one for medium companies and one for small companies. If you ask me how I decide the difference between large, medium, and small Read more about 2023 Cigar of the Year Candidates – Part 4[…]

Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada 10 Seleccion De Mercado – Rated 95

Back in September, Drew Estate introduced a completely new version of the Liga Privada 10 at the Intertabac Show in Dortmund, Germany. The company noted that the Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado Toro was carefully handcrafted to showcase the bold characteristics of a specially curated Connecticut Criollo capa leaf that was grown exclusively for Read more about Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada 10 Seleccion De Mercado – Rated 95[…]

Cigar News: Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta Returns to Wooden Indian and Barrister Cigars!

Drew Estate announces today the 2023 release of the limited-edition Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta, an cigar exclusive to the two Liga Privada Lounges, Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop in Havertown, PA and Barrister Cigars in Union, NJ. The Pancetta will be available beginning December 13th 2023 when each of these exclusive retailers will host a special Read more about Cigar News: Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta Returns to Wooden Indian and Barrister Cigars![…]

Taking It To The Nub – Season 4 – An Phan Director of Brand Management for Drew Estate

In this episode, Boston Jimmie from Stogie Press sits down with Mr. An Phan the Director of Brand Management for Drew Estate. During the show, we talk about his journey in the company including the past, present, and future of the company’s brands. An is the creative mind behind many of the company’s product branding Read more about Taking It To The Nub – Season 4 – An Phan Director of Brand Management for Drew Estate[…]

Drew Estate Introduces “Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado” Exclusively for International Markets

Drew Estate is set to launch an entirely new expression of Liga Privada 10 that will become available at the Intertabac Show in Dortmund, Germany, beginning on Sept. 14. Available only to international markets, Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado (6 x 52, Toro) is handcrafted to highlight the bold characteristics of a specially curated Read more about Drew Estate Introduces “Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado” Exclusively for International Markets[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Company Return to the PCA Trade Show in March, 2024

In a letter to trade partners, Drew Estate has announced that the company will be returning to the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show in 2024. The letter which was signed by David Lazarus, Senior Vice President, Sales and Jonathan Drew, President and CMO states: “Heading back to the Premium Cigar Association trade show in Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Announces Company Return to the PCA Trade Show in March, 2024[…]

Cigar Review: Drew Estate’s Deadwood Tobacco Co. “The Girl With No Name” Corona Emerges at Fox Cigar

An entirely new Deadwood Tobacco Co. “The Girl With No Name” expression is now available exclusively at Fox Cigar. Deadwood Tobacco Co.’s Founder, Vaughn Boyd, who collaborated with Drew Estate to reveal the notorious Deadwood ladies’ sultry tales through the world of cigars stated: “That elusive and mysterious master of disguise, Deadwood’s ‘The Girl With Read more about Cigar Review: Drew Estate’s Deadwood Tobacco Co. “The Girl With No Name” Corona Emerges at Fox Cigar[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Releases Limited Edition ACID Kuba Kuba Assortment Gift Set

Two of Drew Estate’s most popular cigars, ACID Kuba Kuba and ACID Kuba Kuba Maduro take center stage in the company’s new ACID Kuba gift set!!! The gift set box includes an all Fat Robusto (5 x 54) lineup of five ACID Kuba Kuba cigars and five ACID Kuba Kuba Maduro cigars packed inside a Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Releases Limited Edition ACID Kuba Kuba Assortment Gift Set[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces Liga Privada H99 Super Ancho as Drew Diplomat Program Event Exclusive Cigar

During its latest “Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast, which aired on April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern on the company’s Facebook Live page (facebook.com/drewestatecigar) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/drewestatecigar), Drew Estate announced an entirely new Liga Privada H99 vitola, the “Super Ancho” (6 x 60). “Super Ancho” is Spanish for “Super Wide,” and the Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces Liga Privada H99 Super Ancho as Drew Diplomat Program Event Exclusive Cigar[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces Nasty Fritas in 25-Count Boxes

Previously only offered in 50-count boxes, the switch to the smaller box size creates a friendlier presence for retailers’ valuable humidor shelf space, while at the same time providing a more economical value for consumers. ​​Presented in a unique conical Short Pyramid vitola (4 x 52 at its widest point), Liga Privada Único Serie Nasty Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces Nasty Fritas in 25-Count Boxes[…]

Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces New Freestyle Live Event Packs and Sweepstake

During the Thursday, April 27 broadcast of “Freestyle Live: Special Edition,” Drew Estate announced an entirely new Freestyle Live Event Pack to tease the upcoming release of a new premium cigar to be unveiled on our Freestyle Live Reveal show airing June 8th. Drew Estate fans and retailers alike will get to experience the new Read more about Cigar News: Drew Estate Introduces New Freestyle Live Event Packs and Sweepstake[…]