Drew Estate announced the formal release of Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” in October in coordination with the shipping of Old Rip Van Wikle’s annual batch of Bourbon and Rye.
The Pappy Van Winkle “Tradition” features an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, Indonesian Binder and aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. The blend selected for the release is one of Willy Herrera’s original blends created for Drew Estate. Willy Herrera notes “I remember it like yesterday. In 2010 when JD and I talked about me joining Drew Estate, we flew down to La Gran Fabrica to test my blending style in two days of non-stop creating. I ultimately produced 3 blends, one of which eventually became the Herrera Estelí. When I heard the news that Julian Van Winkle had selected one of my three original blends from my first trip to Nicaragua, I was humbled to say the least.”
Pappy Van Winkle Tradition
Wrapper: Ecuador Oscuro
Filler: Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Sizes: Coronita (4 x 46; USD 14.60), Robusto Grande (5.5 x 54; USD 21.60), Toro (6 x 50; USD 23.60), Belicoso Fino (5 x 50; USD 24.60), Churchill (7 x 48; USD 23.60; Diplomat Spirits Retailers)
Limited Sizes: Lonsdale (6.5 x 44; available at Drew Diplomat Rewards Events in 2017), Corona (5.5 x 44; Not for Sale, available from Jonathan Drew and Julian Van Winkle)
Packaging: Boxes of ten cigars