Drew Estate has announced the seasonal Spring release of its popular Flying Pig vitola, including Liga Privada No. 9 and T52, Undercrown Maduro, Shade and Sun Grown, and Kentucky Fire Cured cigars.
The Flying Pig is one of Drew Estate’s most sought after vitolas and is presented in a 100mm x 60 ring gauge, a shape that’s based on a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size selection case. It is not the easiest size to manufacture due to its unique size and its signature pig-tail, requiring special training of the company’s buncheros and rollers at La Gran Fabrica in Esteli.
The seasonal release begins with the Kentucky Fire Cured Flying Pig which features a Kentucky seed tobacco, grown and fire cured in Hopkinsvile, Kentucky, accompanied with Nicaraguan and Brazilian fillers. The cigar is wrapped with a Mexican San Andres cover leaf that gives the cigar depth and balance to the blend profile. The Kentucky Fire Cured Pigs are presented in 12-count boxes and have an MSRP of $115.
The Undercrown Maduro features a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper, Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano binder, and Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Habano filler leaves. The Undercrown Shade Flying Pig features an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over a Sumatra binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. The Undercrown Sun Grown features a Sun Grown Sumatra wrapper with a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano binder with fillers exclusively from Nicaragua. The Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Skade and Undercrown Sun Grown Flying pigs come in 12-count boxes with an MSRP of $153.17. The Undercrown Shade and Undercrown Sun Grown Flying Pigs will be exclusive releases only available at Drew Diplomat Retailers.