During last week’s Freestyle Live virtual event, Drew Estate provided a look at its latest release, the all-new Nica Rustica Adobe. This is the second expression in Drew Estate’s value-priced Nica Rustica line.
The Nica Rustica brand is Drew Estate’s homage and tribute to Estelí, Nicaragua, which is home to the company’s cigar factory, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. Nica Rustica’s artwork, which features colorful colonial houses found in the barrios of Estelí, captures the soul and romance found throughout the city.
Nica Rustica Adobe will come in three sizes: Toro (6 x 52), Robusto (5 x 54) and Gordo (6 x 60). There are similarities between the Connecticut Broadleaf expression and the new Adobe version, though this new blend is spicier and uses a Habano wrapper, Brazilian binder and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa. Nica Rustica Adobe is a medium- to full-bodied cigar that will offer smokers a load of spice and bold, long finish. Nica Rustica Adobe will come in 25-count boxes decorated with colorful original artwork by Subculture Studios’ Richard “Dog” Diaz. It captures the rugged, robust and rustic essence of Estelí. Diaz’s romantic vision of Estelí also incorporates the city’s official symbol and proud emblem, El Brujito, a petroglyph of a native shaman carved some 6,000 years ago onto a rock on a mountain near Estelí.