|Wrapper||Kentucky Fire-Cured, San Andres|
Generally speaking, the offerings in the Drew Estate portfolio are pretty unique. That has a lot to do with why the brand is so damn popular to begin with. Their Kentucky Fire Cured Line took things to a whole new level. Taking fire cured tobacco grown in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and blending it with leaves from Nicaragua created a blend the premium cigar market had never seen before. And now, applying a sweet cap, Drew Estate MUWAT Kentucky Fire Cured Sweets add a whole new dimension to this fan favorite cigar.
The fire cured tobacco used in this blend is a rarity in premium cigars. While normally tobacco is air-cured, these special leaves are left to hang in specially-constructed curing barns, a process that dates back more than 200 years and that imbues each leaf with a rich, smoky, slightly sweet flavor that boasts exceptional balance and uniqueness. Notes of oak, hickory, and maple-laced sweetness explode on the palate. These leaves are joined by Nicaraguan and Brazilian Mata Fina long-fillers along with an oily San Andres maduro wrapper. The sweetened cap provides a whole new mouthfeel to this cigar. Flavors of bacon, maple, bourbon and barbeque cling to the palate. In Jonathan Drew’s own words “You gonna freak out when you try this hometown hero.”