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by Bryan Glynn, July 26, 2011
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Liga Privada Único Serie “L40” Lancero”
La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, S.A.
Esteli, Nicaragua

In our ongoing creation of the Liga Privada line, hundreds of different, distinct blends and vitolas are crafted in our ceaseless search for the perfect smoke.Most samples are dismissed with only a rare, select few being deemed worthy,but regretfully due to tobacco limitations, costs, construction limitations, etc.most of these blends can not be made into a their own stand-alone line.However, they are so perfect in flavor and aroma, we continue to selfishly make them for ourselves to smoke. This is not our desire, we want the Liga Privada connoisseur to enjoy the very same cigars our “El Jefe” smokes regardless of any reason. And with this in mind, we have created the Único Serie – a home for these unique ones. All of the cigars within this series are not only different in size and recipe, but they are extra special, extremely limited and exceptionally delicious.

Blend Summary for Único Serie “L40” Lancero:
Capa: CT River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Habano Leaf
Capote: Plantation-Grown Brazilian Mata Fina
Tripa: 3 Extra-Choice Nicaraguan Cuban Seed
Strength: Medium-Full
Packaging: 15-ct SBN Cabinet Boxes

Taste Profile:
Cocoa, loam and cafe with a tempered spice – very nuanced
and complex with a creamy, long finish.
Cigar Style: Elegant, refined and epicurean.

Frontmarks Color Size Shape Qty p/box MSRP p/cigar
“L40” Lancero EMS 7×40 Parejo 15 $12.95

Additional Info:
The “L40” Lancero is a unique blend, differing from other LP blends. “L40” refers to the slightly larger ring size than is typical of a lancero format. This additional girth was necessary to accommodate the desired blend of tobaccos. Contains 5 different tobaccos – extremely unusual for this vitola. Most lanceros are “one note”, this one is a symphony. Its recipe was in development for 2+ years prior to release.

“My Uzi Weighs A Ton”
Subculture Studios & Joya de Nicaragua, S.A.
Esteli, Nicaragua

“The Collaboration: “My UZI Weighs a Ton” by Subculture Studios and JDN is the first formal cigar blending collaboration between Drew Estate Tobacco Company and Joya de Nicaragua.” “The 411: The UZI story began on the very first final consumer blending session at the Joya de Nicaragua factory in late 2010 during a Cigar Safari tour with the B.O.T.L. group. After conducting blending sessions for the previous 3 years at the Drew Estate factory, we were amped up to extend the concept to JDN. While the B.O.T.L. group crafted their blends, I worked with the JDN team utilizing DE tobaccos, including a San Andreas Negro Wrapper, Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade Binder and hearty Brazilian Mata Fina Filler, coupled with Nicaraguan fillers provided by JDN. The blend proved to be rich and earthy, with a bright, sweet undertone.” “As months of blending passed, I felt this blend was most noble in the 6×60 format and began calling this cigar “The Uzi.” We all had a good laugh at the name, but when
I went back to their factory to pick up the round of 50 sticks, I said, “Damn, My UZI’s Weigh a Ton!” – and the brand was officially born. The initial sizes are 5×60, 6×60, and 7×60 – with the infamous “Bait Shop” (4×44) to follow.” – Jonathan Drew

Blend Summary:
Capa: San Andreas Negro
Capote: Connecticut Valley Broadleaf
Tripa: Brazilian Mata Fina Oscuro, Nicaraguan Seco Jalapa, Nicaraguan Viso Condega and Nicaraguan Esteli Ligero.
Strength: Medium
Packaging: 5 & 10-ct Kraft Paper Bundles
Taste Profile: Rich and earthy with a bright, sweet undertone.
Cigar Style: Big, bold cigars with even bigger flavors.
Frontmarks Color Size Shape Qty p/bdl MSRP p/cigar
5 x 60 SMS 5.00 x 60 Parejo 10 $8.95
6 x 60 SMS 6.00 x 60 Parejo 5 & 10 $9.95
7 x 60 SMS 7.00 x 60 Parejo 10 $10.95
“Bait Fish” [Later Release] SMS 4.00 x 44 Parejo TBD TBD

Undercrown
La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, S.A.
Esteli, Nicaragua

Undercrown is a liga blended on our factory floor by the best of our Liga Privada torcedores for themselves due to our request that they smoke less of the cigars they were crafting. Incorporating many of the same rare tobaccos, but of different vintages and primings, the cigar they created was no mere replacement. Earthy, creamy, spicy with a delicious black tobacco sweet finish, Undercrown is an exceptional smoking experience of uncompromising quality and flavor that deserves to be smoked by all.

Blend Summary:
Capa: Otapan Negro Último Corte
Capote: T52 Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Habano
Tripa: Select Brazilian Mata Fina and Nicaraguan Cuban Seed
Strength: Medium to Medium-Full
Packaging: 25-ct Display Cabinet BN Boxes
Taste Profile: Lush, smooth and creamy with a natural inherent sweetness.
Cigar Style: Refined and balance with excellent depth for the smoker.
Frontmarks Color Size Shape Qty p/box MSRP p/cigar
Undercrown Robusto SMS 5.00 x 54 Parejo 25 $7.45
Undercrown Gran Toro SMS 6.00 x 52 Parejo 25 $7.95
Undercrown Belicoso SMS 6.00 x 52 Belicoso 25 $8.45
Undercrown Corona Doble SMS 7.00 x 54 Parejo 25 $8.95
Undercrown Gordito SMS 6.00 x 60 Parejo 25 $9.95

Additional Info:
The Undercrown blend was originally created by our torcedors for themselves to smoke in Nicaragua – their own “liga privada.” The capa is a unique strain of San Andreas Negro maduro seed grown exclusively for us whose harvest is intentionally delayed by 4+ weeks to allow for additional field and sun time resulting in a higher natural sugar content and a richer, creamier flavor. “Otapan” is the name of the vega on which it is grown and “Último Corte” translates to “last cut”; a reference to its delayed harvesting.

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