The Drew Estate Florida Sun Grown cigar reviewed by LeeMack912
It has been a long time since long filler tobacco was being grown in Florida; 1977 to be exact. Jeff Borysiewicz owner of the Orlando-area Corona Cigar stores began growing tobacco on land he purchased outside of Orlando. Some say to avoid paying residential taxes on the land, other s say he just loved tobacco. He eventually partnered up with Drew Estates and released a new blend titled Florida Sun Grown (FSG). The cigar was blended by Willy Herrera and it took him 2 years to complete the project.
Binder: Habano Seed Honduran
Filler: Nicaragua & FSG
The new Florida Sun Grown cigar line will feature four new sizes, listed below:
Robusto (5 x 54), MSRP $230/20ct box
Toro (6 x 52), MSRP $260/20ct box
Belicoso (6 ½ x 54), MSRP $280/20ct box
Sixty (6 x 60), MSRP $300/20ct box
Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro (6 x 54)
Today’s pairing is from Coney Island Brewing Freaktoberfest Big Ol Pumpkin Ale – brewed with pumpkin, spices and espresso beans
My first impression of this tobacco is that it smells kinda like old batteries and tobacco. It is rolled impeccably. I would expect nothing less from Drew Estates. The cold draw reminds me of dried fruit and damp musty books in the basement. Upon first light I made a terrible face because it had a strong mineral earth and alkaline flavor.
The flavor was also very drying with increasing pepper. To see the full detail, watch the review.
Price – 3/5
Construction – 5/5
Flavor – 3/5
Overall – 3/5
Total – 3.4/5