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Press Release | Frenchies ACID and Tabak Especial Brands

Friday, June 14, 2019 — Miami, FL- Voila! Drew Estate announces today the nationwide release of a series of Frenchies, quick smokes, under the ACID and Tabak Especial brands. Frenchies were showcased at the 2019 TPE trade show and will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada.

The ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies are 3 3/4” x 20 small cigars. ACID Frenchies are packaged in both 5 and 10 count packs, while the Tabak Especial Frenchies are sold in 10 count packs only. Each is shipped in a shelf merchandising sleeve of 10 packs for retailer convenience, with each pack individually humidified with Boveda for placement inside the humidor, on the planogram or at the register.

Drew Estate Announces the National Release of Frenchies in Both the ACID and Tabak Especial Brands

The ACID Frenchies are small cigars wrapped in a lush Sumatran wrapper with Nicaraguan fillers, producing a delightful, sweet, pleasing, smoke. 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.

Drew Estate Announces the National Release of Frenchies in Both the ACID and Tabak Especial Brands

From the Wynwood Safehouse, Drew Estate President and Founder Jonathan Drew adds, “Frenchies are truly small cigars, packaged in a mass market style box that’s easy breezy for the fast-paced smoker. These small cigars produce volumes of velvety smoke and are nice and sweet, so delicious…voila!! “

Drew Estate Announces the National Release of Frenchies in Both the ACID and Tabak Especial Brands

The ACID Frenchies are available in September as follows:

ACID Frenchies 5-Count pack MSRP $5.50/pack, shipped in shelf sleeves of 10
ACID Frenchies 10-Count pack MSRP $10.00/pack, shipped in shelf sleeves of 10

The Tabak Especial Frenchies are available in September as follows:

Tabak Especial Frenchies 10-Count pack with an MSRP of $10.00, shipped in sleeves of 10.

For full coverage of ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies and all of Drew Estate’s IPCPR national releases check out our 2019 #DEIPCPR promotion at www.drewestate.com/IPCPR. If you are attending IPCPR stop by for a smoke at the Drew Estate Booth (Booth #3213), and a crafted ACID cocktail under the Water Tower.

Joseph Gro
Digital Marketing Manager, Drew Estate
jgro@drewestate.com
@drewestatecigar
www.drewestate.com

Drew Estate Brand Guide: ACID and Tabak Especial Frenchies

ABOUT DREW ESTATE

Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that attracting new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.

Press Release | Southern Draw Cigars adds 300 HANDS CONNECTICUT at IPCPR 2019

The company is adding the 300 HANDS Connecticut blend and has updated its rustic display to best share all three blends and “story cards” with the faces, names, roles and charitable needs of the 300 HANDS featured staff.

“This is their story.”

Announced a year ago we are reminded that that 300 HANDS, is an all too real story of collaboration told through a value line of premium cigars from Southern Draw Cigars. The result of approximately 300 small steps and those hands producing nearly identical handmade rolled bundles of our patiently aged and naturally fermented tobaccos that we know as premium cigars. The process of hand making a premium cigar is a deliberate marriage of art and skill that has been passed down from generation to generation and our beloved Nicaragua, with its complex tobaccos and dedicated people, is now the most prominent supplier of this unique art form to the United States and the company is honored to share this charitable project with our retail partners and consumers. For the entire story please visit us at https://www.southerndrawcigars.com/300-hands
300 HANDS Connecticut

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: AJ Fernandez Cigar Co.
Wrapper: Connecticut, USA
Binder: Peru
Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic

Southern Draw Cigars

Notes: a smooth and mellow tasting high-grade Connecticut wrapper, velvety smoke with a slight zest of citrus and bright spicy notes from the Peruvian binder and just a touch of spice from the Corojo 99 and complimentary filler tobaccos.

300 HANDS Connecticut joins the 300 HANDS Maduro and 300 MANOS Habano as all three blends are offered in five classic sizes, each sold in 10 count bundles (each retail order will include a FREE vertical display tray that is just 12”w x 10”d x 12”h and holds three blends and 10 cigars of each size with easy to use refill bundles)

• Petit Edmundo 4.75 x 52 – $5.99 (Bundles of 10, $59.99)
• Coloniales 5.25 x 44 – $6.19 (Bundles of 10, $61.99)
• Corona Gorda 5.625 x 46 – $6.29 (Bundles of 10, $62.99)
• Piramides 6.125 x 52 – $6.39 (Bundles of 10, $63.99)
• Churchill 7.0 x 48 – $6.49 (Bundles of 10, $64.99)
• Release Date – June 28 – July 2, available during tradeshow hours at Booth #3061 IPCPR 2019
• Number of Cigars Released – 150 display trays, 50,000 cigars per sizes for 2019, 250,000 cigars
• Ship Date(s) – August & October 2019

To make an appointment for IPCPR 2019, please email shelly@southerndrawcigars.com as 300 HANDS is available to our valued retail partners who are in good standing and will be first come, first served.

Press Release | Protocol Sir Robert Peel

Cubariqueño Cigar Co. announces the release of the Protocol Sir Robert Peel as a regular production release for the 2019 IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas. The Cigars will be offered in a natural & maduro format. The Protocol Sir Robert Peel is produced at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua. The cigars will be available in a 6 x 52 box press format in boxes of 10. MSRP has been set at $119.50 per box.

Press Release | Protocol Sir Robert Peel

The blend incorporates an Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper covering Nicaraguan binder and fillers. The second blend utilizes the same filler but a Pennsylvania Broad Leaf wrapper. The cigar will become available nationally at the 2019 IPCPR located in Las Vegas. Sir Robert Peel is regarded as the father of modern day policing. Cubariqueño Cigar Co  again pays homage to the profession of its owners Bill Ives & Juan Cancel who are police officers. We left no stone unturned for this release. Both cigars are smoking phenomenal and we took the packing up to the next level stated Juan Cancel. Cubariqueño Cigar Co. will again be partnered inside the Espinosa booth at the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Press Release | Drew Estate Unveils the 2019 Undercrown “Dojo Dogma” Limited Release

Drew Estate Unveils the 2019 Undercrown “Dojo Dogma” Limited Release

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate unveils today the 2019 limited release of Undercrown Dojo Dogma to Drew Diplomat Retailers nationwide featuring redesigned packaging and a sleek merchandising solution. Following its introduction in 2014, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the online cigar community Cigar Dojo, Dogma became an instant classic. Undercrown Dojo Dogma will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas Nevada.

Like the Undercrown Corona Viva, the Undercrown Dojo Dogma features a Mexican San Andres wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut Habano binder, and filler leaves from Nicaragua and Brazil. Unique within the core vitolas of Undercrown Maduro, the 6 x 56 Dogma is box pressed and packaged in a beautiful blue 10 count soft pack.

From the Wynwood Safehouse, President and Founder Jonathan Drew notes, “It was definitely cool to bring back the Dojo Dogma last year at IPCPR. I received a bunch of texts and dm’s from all sorts of dudes that I’ve met throughout the years, all really amped up to see it back. We screwed up though last year because the soft packs did not have a sales tray so the marketing guys fixed it real nice, plus yo… the blue pack is super dope.”

Press Release | Drew Estate Unveils the 2019 Undercrown “Dojo Dogma” Limited Release

From the Cigar Dojo studios in Lakewood, Colorado Master Sensei Eric Guttorstorm adds, “To this day the DOGMA has been our most popular collaborative cigar release and for good reason. It has just the right size and shape combined with a killer blend that keeps folks coming back for more.”

The Undercrown Dojo Dogma will be launched at the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival on August 24th in Broomfield, Colorado by JD himself, the team from Cigar Dojo and Drew Estate with a full national release slated in September. Undercrown Dojo Dogma is packaged in a 10 count soft pack with an MSRP of $107.97 exclusive to Drew Diplomat retailers.

For full coverage of Undercrown Dojo Dogma and all of Drew Estate’s IPCPR national releases check out our 2019 #DEIPCPR promotion at www.drewestate.com/IPCPR. If you are attending IPCPR stop by for a smoke at the Drew Estate Booth (Booth #3213), and a crafted ACID cocktail under the Water Tower.

Press Release | Lancero released for Tabernacle Havana Seed CT 142

Lancero released for Tabernacle Havana Seed CT 142

Experiment Station – Windsor, CT

June 10th, 2019

Originally released one year ago at the 2018 IPCPR, the Tabernacle Havana Seed #142 created a stir in the cigar world as aficionados clamored for the unique combination of spicy and sweet tones that gave this cigar its unmistakable rich flavor. The #142 has so far offered consumers four sizes to enjoy; a 6 x 52 Toro, 5 x 50 Robusto, 5 ¼ x 46 Corona, and a 7 x 54 Double Corona.

Press Release | Lancero released for Tabernacle Havana Seed CT 142

Now cigar lovers can experience the #142 in all its glory as a new 7 x 40 Lancero size. This long, thin vitola has a higher wrapper to blend ratio and relies on a flavorful wrapper leaf to carry the cigar. Its slender shape requires delicate craftsmanship to construct, and only the highest quality, pristine wrapper leaves will do. And what better wrapper to highlight than that of the #142? The thin leaf is full of rich oils and an unbelievable range of flavors, with an extravagant offering for any palate.

Press Release | Lancero released for Tabernacle Havana Seed CT 142

“In some circles, it is believed that Lanceros are the best way to truly taste the cigar’s terroir,” says Nicholas Melillo.

In that case, the #142 Lancero embodies over 100 years of history in the Connecticut River Valley. The wrapper is grown not far from Foundation’s Connecticut headquarters, where Nicholas Melillo has been a steward of this one of a kind seed since 2014. “As they grow in popularity stateside, Lanceros are increasingly becoming known as the cigar size that cigarmakers smoke themselves.” Foundation is excited to offer this classic size in the innovative Tabernacle blend to create a profound experience for connoisseurs.

Lancero Details

Wrapper – Havana Seed #142 Grown in Connecticut
Binder – San Andres Mexico
Filler – Esteli, Jalapa, and Jamastran

Stick MSRP – $12.75

Box MSRP – $306.00 24 Count Box

About Foundation Cigar Company
Foundation Cigar Company was formed by Nicholas Melillo in June of 2015 and debuted El Güegüense, The Wise Man – Corona, which was awarded among Cigar Aficionado’s ‘top 25 cigars’of 2016. The Company launched The Tabernacle, Charter Oak, and the infused line, The Upsetters, in 2016. In 2018, The Wise Man Maduro was named #3 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado and The Charter Oak was named Best Value Cigar. Foundation’s home offices reside in the Connecticut River Tobacco Valley and its production in Esteli, Nicaragua. Foundation Cigar Company’s goal is to bring top quality premium cigars to connoisseurs around the world.

For More Information, Contact:

Foundation Cigars
110 Day Hill Road
First Floor
Windsor, CT 06095
Ph: +1 (888) 507-1098
info@foundationcigarcompany.com

Press Release | Introducing the ACID Accents Collection: Regional Exclusive ACID Cigars for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Monday, June 10, 2019 — Miami, FL- Drew Estate unveils today the creation of the ACID Accents collection, an ongoing series of regional exclusives to be available to Drew Diplomat retailers in specific regions, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ACID cigars. The first two ACID Accents, “Jay Street Posse” and “B-More 410”, will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Exclusive to the New York City area, we are taking it back to our DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) roots with the ACID Accent Jay Street Posse, a 4.5” figurado with a ring gauge ranging from 52-62. Jay Street in Brooklyn is the birthplace of Drew Estate, and we honor our New York Accent with a brash Sumatran wrapper over robust Nicaraguan binder and fillers. Also ready for release is the B-More 410, a 4.5” x 60 vitola exclusive to all Maryland Drew Diplomat Retailers. This bold blend also features a Sumatran wrapper and is the perfect complement to the “Charm City.”

Introducing the ACID Accents Collection: Regional Exclusive ACID Cigars for Drew Diplomat Retailers

Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate illuminates, “When we first introduced ACID Cigars, our challenge was having the Retailers accept the brand into their stores because the industry was so extremely conservative. Now that ACID is truly a top performing brand nationwide, we look to honor those regional pockets of Retailers with local exclusives that are truly bangers. The Cubans are really good at introducing excellent regional sticks, and I’ve always liked the approach. We want ours to be purposeful and speak to our roots.”

Introducing the ACID Accents Collection: Regional Exclusive ACID Cigars for Drew Diplomat Retailers

The ACID Accent Jay Street Posse is a 4.5” x 52-62 figurado sold in a 10-count soft pack with an MSRP of $92.00, exclusive to Drew Diplomat Retailers in a 50 mile radius of New York City, plus all of Long Island, and will be shipping in August

The ACID Accent B-More 410 is 4.5” x 60 sold in a 10-count soft pack with an MSRP of $80.00, exclusive to Drew Diplomat Retailers in Maryland, and will be shipping in August

We will also include a Merchandising Tray with initial shipments of both Accents to retailers.

Future ACID Accents are currently planned to be released in the second half of 2019 for Texas, California, Atlanta and Chicago. Details to be announced, coming soon.

For full coverage of ACID Accents Program and all of Drew Estate’s IPCPR national releases check out our 2019 #DEIPCPR promotion at www.drewestate.com/IPCPR. If you are attending IPCPR stop by for a smoke at the Drew Estate Booth (Booth #3213), and a crafted ACID cocktail under the Water Tower.

Press Release | Drew Estate Releases Five Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes to Retailers Nationwide

Drew Estate Releases Five Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes to Retailers Nationwide

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 — Miami, FL- Today Drew Estate announces the release of three gift sets, including Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Shade, Tabak Especial Negra, and two limited boxes for Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang and Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets. The Drew Estate Gift Sets and limited boxes will be displayed in Drew Estate’s Booth at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held June 29-July 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Undercrown Maduro and Shade, along with Tabak Especial gift sets each will include a branded lighter and cutter exclusive to the gift set. The Undercrown Maduro features a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano binder, and Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves. The Undercrown Shade features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Sumatra binder with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler leaves.

Tabak Especial Negra features a rich Maduro wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, perfect to pair with your cup of coffee.

The Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro and Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets Just a Friend limited boxes are presented in a crafted wood display box containing 10 cigars. The Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang pairs the deliciously sweet candela wrapper with the smoky & tasty Kentucky Fire Cured tobaccos, creating an eerie mystery with a unique and powerful experience. Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets features Kentucky seed tobacco grown and fire cured in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, along with Nicaraguan fillers. The cigar is wrapped with a Mexican San Andres wrapper with a sweetened tip creating a mouth feel on the cigar that is like bacon maple goodness mixed with bourbon and barbecue.

From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew President and Founder of Drew Estate notes, “The introduction of these gift sets answers the call of our retailers throughout the years. These are perfect for any special occasion, gifts for your Mom and Pops, your boss, your neighbor, cousin Vinnie, your homeboy, all sorts of good and honest folk… plus the exclusive swag only available in these sets is dope.”

The following gift sets featuring a branded lighter and cutter are shipping in August:

Drew Estate Releases Five Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes to Retailers Nationwide
Drew Estate Releases Five Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes to Retailers Nationwide
Drew Estate Releases Five Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes to Retailers Nationwide
  • Undercrown Maduro Toro Gift Set MSRP $47.99
  • Undercrown Shade Toro Gift Set MSRP $47.99
  • Tabak Especial Negra Toro Gift Set MSRP $47.99

The following wooden display limited boxes featuring 10 cigars are shipping in August:

Press Release | Drew Estate Releases Five Limited Edition Gift Sets and Boxes to Retailers Nationwide
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp Thang Toro Limited Box MSRP $72.00
  • Kentucky Fire Cured Just a Friend Sweets Limited Box MSRP $72.00

For full coverage of the Drew Estate Gift Sets and limited boxes and all of Drew Estate’s IPCPR national releases check out our 2019 #DEIPCPR promotion at www.drewestate.com/IPCPR. If you are attending IPCPR stop by for a smoke at the Drew Estate Booth (Booth #3213), and a crafted ACID cocktail under the Water Tower.