Florida Sun Grown “FSG” cigars will begin shipping nationally from Drew Estate to its Drew Diplomat retail partners. This brand features tobacco grown by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company, in Clermont, Florida. The FSG brand will be featured at Drew Estate’s booth at the 2017 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer (IPCPR) convention and international trade show in Las Vegas, July 10-14, 2017.
The FSG by Drew Estate project began in 2011 and debuted in 2016 at the company’s Florida Barn Smoker event. This cigar features Florida Sun Grown filler as an accent tobacco, giving this cigar an authentic Florida agricultural nuance. The binder is a Habano seed tobacco from Honduras and the cigar is finished off with a lush Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper.
“Drew Estate’s commitment to the American tobacco movement is unmatched. From the Connecticut River Valley, to barns in Kentucky, and to my farm in Clermont, Florida, nobody supports American leaf farmers like Drew Estate,” Borysiewicz commented. “Since 2010 I’ve pioneered the resurgence of Florida tobacco believing that consumers in the United States would be excited to bring American tobacco agriculture back to the forefront. When I purchased the land for our farm, I spent countless hours analyzing the temperature, sun-light, wind, humidity, and altitude that would bring my farm as close to the conditions of Pinar del Rio, Cuba as possible. These are very exciting times for this farm and for American tobacco.”
Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate, added: “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. Pioneering anything is never easy, but what Jeff and his entire company have done is a truly breakthrough innovation. Drew Estate is genuinely committed to American tobacco.”
FSG by Drew Estate will come in four vitolas: Robusto (5 x 54), Toro (6 x 52), Belicoso (6 1/2 x 54), Sixty (6 x 60). A limited edition trunk-pressed Toro will also be available. This special vitola will have its own unique blend that uses a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican binder, and Florida Sun Grown filler tobacco, along with fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras.
Florida Sun Grown will begin shipping to Drew Diplomat retailers at the end of July 2017.