Drew Estate is shining a spotlight on its Liga Privada brand at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) international trade show and convention. Ahead of the opening day of the show, Drew Estate announced that Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo will join Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Liga Privada brand and Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo continues that legacy of exceptional quality and as being a top-notch premium cigar that both cigar retailers and consumers have loved for years. This new cigar builds on the tenants of the Liga firebrand and features a Corojo capa from the Connecticut River Valley where the company grows the tobaccos used in its Liga Privada cigars. It also incorporates a San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte capote over a core blend of well-aged Nicaraguan and Honduran tripe leaf. Cigar smokers will experience a naturally sweet tobacco spice that contrasts with a dense earthy flavor, creating a luxuriously rich smoke that will hold up to the Liga Privada legacy.
Willy Herrera, Drew Estate’s master blender, commented: “We started the process of fermenting Connecticut Corojo alongside Connecticut Criollo tobacco at the factory. The factory team and I conjured up numerous blends but ultimately, we selected the blend featuring the Otapan Negro Ultimo Corte capote for its spiciness that pairs with the sweetness of corojo. Our job now is to continue working with the farmers to increase the wrapper yield with each harvest year over year. It’s been long hours preparing for the national release. This leaf is unique.”
Jonathan Drew, president and founder of Drew Estate added: “Following the revolution in Cuba, the Corojo seed took roots in Florida, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Growing Corojo in new climates produced mixed results and much heartache for those who chose to grow it. By creating hybrids of Corojo the leaf was reborn keeping all of its spice and potency intact. Hibrido or Hybridization is a farm-level process utilized for decades to create tobacco that is disease resistant, but also to display the qualities of an unmatched capa.”
To see everything Drew Estate will release at this year’s International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), visit drewestate.com/IPCPR and follow the hashtag #DEIPCPR on social media. Visit Drew Estate at Booth #1814 during this year’s IPCPR Show.