From his Wynwood Safehouse, President and Founder of Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew said, “My friendship with Jeff spans almost 20 years. When Jeff first approached me about his idea to bring Florida tobacco back to the premium cigar industry I promised him that Drew Estate would stand by his side, just as we have done with the farmers in Connecticut and Kentucky.
The creation of the Pappy Van Winkle Tradition has a special significance to the Drew Estate Family, as the blend has a story behind it that reads like craft folklore, taking cigar aficionados back to the days before Willy Herrera became the Master Blender of Drew Estate. From Little Havana, Willy Herrera notes “I remember it like yesterday.
The new facilities are located in the city of Danlí, Honduras’s main tobacco region: southeast of the capital, on the Panamerican Highway, a few kilometers from the border with Nicaragua.
With this strategic move, the company responds to the fast growing global demand for its key Camacho brand as well as strong USA growth on its Baccarat, La Fontana, Legendario, National brands.
There, CAO’s blenders allow the aromatic Bragança leaf to take center stage, surrounded by tobaccos curated from four different countries. Sheathed in a hearty Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper from the highest primings, a Nicaraguan binder and leaves from Colombian and Dominican Republic as filler, CAO Amazon Basin tastes as exotic as the tropical rainforest from which it originated.
Our mission is to open aficionados’ world and palates to offer them new and exhilarating experiences through masterfully crafted blends. If they say you should see the world, we at Davidoff say you should taste it first. We truly believe that it is not where a cigar comes from, but where it takes you and how it fills your time beautifully,” says Charles Awad, Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer at Oettinger Davidoff AG.
The Time Capsule Series pays homage to the history of La Aurora and the tobaccos used. Each installment has been named for the year for which the wrapper on the blend has been introduced. Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. It will be offered at the prices as the other two entires into the series and in the same sizes.
Powerband™ is constructed with three different ligeros in the filler. Two high-octane Corojo Ligero tobaccos, one from Estelí, Nicaragua and the other from Honduras, along with San Vicente Ligero from the Dominican Republic. The filler core is completed with two additional tobaccos from the Dominican, a San Vicente Viso and Piloto Cubano.
The blend for the Partagas Heritage features a Honduran Olancho San Agustin (OSA) wrapper and a Connecticut Broadleaf binder with fillers consisting of Dominican Piloto Cubano as well as tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua.
Davidoff is known for the fine craftsmanship and deep expertise in handmade premium cigars. With these bespoke Exclusive Editions, each beautifully portraying in silhouette style a city’s or country’s landmark, Davidoff Cigars is taking service and experience to a higher and more personal level.
Conceived as a beautiful ode to Davidoff’s Caribbean terroir, the new Masterpiece Humidor Damajagua follows in the wake of the hugely successful Cave de Paille humidor, created for Davidoff by the Paris-based artist, Lison de Caunes, known for her ‘straw marquetry’ technique.