Cigar enthusiasts will have to wait a bit longer for the highly anticipated collaboration between Drew Estate and Caldwell Cigar Co. It was revealed in a press release that the new collaboration cigar brand between the two companies, named All Out Kings, would be shipping in March 2017. This is a slight delay from the original release date of November 2016.
Drew Estate founder Jonathan Drew commented: “Because working so closely with Caldwell and Herrera results in a raw expression such as All Out Kings, the extra wait is acceptable to me. It’s about the style in which we destroy, more important than the turns or money. I truly believe that Caldwell lives his brand the way we do at Drew Estate.”
Caldwell Cigar Co. founder Robert Caldwell added, “The orders we have received on this product have been insane. When Willy approached me to let me know that he wanted to delay the shipment of All Out Kings because he had wanted to age the cigars more, I was a bit hesitant, but ultimately I agreed it was the right decision. All Out Kings is a special cigar. Willy knows the tobacco much better than I. I am excited for the March shipment.”
“When Rob and I began blending this project, we had to meet in the middle in terms of the strength of the cigar so that it was something Rob would enjoy as he is not typically a maduro smoker,” revealed Willy Herrera, Master Blender at Drew Estate. “We selected specific primings of Connecticut Habano wrapper that would be a bit more subtle, yet flavorful. This has taken a bit more time at the storing tables and in addition the wrapper is extremely oily by nature, which has added to the aging process. I know everyone has been waiting and I’m causing additional stress for Rob, but I won’t let them out of the aging room until I feel they are ready.”