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Monday, 19 September 2011

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drewes Are you new to the cigar game or are somehow unfamiliar with the name Drew Estate? If so, today’s profile will help you get up to speed with the company and just some of the offerings that fall under the Drew Estate umbrella.

La Vieja Habana

La Vieja Habana carries the distinction of being the brand that started it all for Drew Estate. The cigar hit New York City streets in 1996 and was originally only available for sale through Drew Estate’s retail kiosk located in the World Trade Center.

La Vieja Habana encountered several hiccups on its journey to being a successful cigar. When the cigar boom hit in 1996, there was a shortage of tobacco from Central America. This left Antonio Almanzar, the man in charge of creating La Vieja Habana in NYC, without tobacco, causing production of the brand to cease. Drew Estate eventually moved the cigar’s production to Nick’s Cigar Company in Miami later that year. As time passed, La Vieja Habana’s reputation grew and things were going well until Hurricane Hitch pounded Nicaragua in 1998. Production once again came to a halt. Finally, in 2002, Drew Estate erased all the bad memories by opening its own factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. La Vieja Habana had a rejuvenated nationwide launch, and the rest is history.

There are several different versions of La Vieja Habana, which we will list here. They come in the following sizes: 5 x 54 Rothschild Luxo, 5 ½ x 46 Chateau Corona, 6 x 54 Bombero, 6 x 54 Belicoso D, 6 x 60 Gordito Rico, and 7 x 52 Celebracion National.

La Vieja Habana Cuban Corojo

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This medium-bodied stick is smooth, yet filled with flavor. It’s characterized by an inviting aroma and notes of earth and spice. The filler consists of tobaccos from Nicaragua’s Esteli and Jalapa Valley regions. A premium Cuban Corojo wrapper completes the composition.

La Vieja Habana African Cameroon

Highlighted by an African Cameroon wrapper, this cigar is perfect as an everyday smoke thanks to its mild to medium-bodied nature. While mild, the cigar still offers complexity through such flavors as sweetness, spice, and earth, to name a few. A blend of Nicaraguan Esteli and Jalapa Valley tobaccos make up its interior.






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