Drew Estate announced that the company will begin shipping Florida Sun Grown “FSG” Cigars nationally to Drew Diplomat Retailers. The brand features tobacco grown in Clermont, Florida, by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company and the Florida Sun Grown Farm, and was initially only available at Corona Cigar Co. when it first launched in 2016.
The “FSG” by Drew Estate project began in 2011 and debuted in 2016 at the Florida Barn Smoker. The core FSG blend features Florida Sun Grown filler with select Nicaraguan fillers which adds an authentic Florida agricultural nuance to this unique and captivating blend. The binder is a Habano seed tobacco from Honduras and the cigar is finished off with a lush Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper.
In addition to four core sizes, Drew Estate is again releasing a Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro. This cigar features its own unique blend which utilizes a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican binder, and Florida Sun Grown filler tobacco, along with fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras.
Jeff Borysiewicz said, “Drew Estate’s commitment to the American tobacco movement is unmatched. From the Connecticut River Valley, to barns in Kentucky, and to my farm in Clermont, Florida, nobody supports American leaf farmers like Drew Estate. Since 2010 I’ve pioneered the resurgence of Florida tobacco believing that consumers in the United States would be excited to bring American tobacco agriculture back to the forefront. When I purchased the land for our farm, I spent countless hours analyzing the temperature, sun-light, wind, humidity, and altitude that would bring my farm as close to the conditions of Pinar del Rio, Cuba as possible. These are very exciting times for this farm and for American tobacco.”
President and Founder of Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew commented, “When Jeff first approached me about his idea to bring Florida tobacco back to the premium cigar industry I promised him that Drew Estate would stand by his side, just as we have done with the farmers in Connecticut and Kentucky. Pioneering anything is never easy, but what Jeff and his entire company have done is a truly breakthrough innovation. Drew Estate is genuinely committed to American tobacco.”
The Florida Sun Grown line will begin shipping to Drew Diplomat Retailers at the end of July.
Drew Estate Florida Sun Grown
Wrapper: Mata Fina Brazil
Filler: USA, Nicaragua
Sizes: Robusto (5 x 54), MSRP $222.00/20 CT Box
Toro (6 x 52), MSRP $252.00/20 CT Box
Belicoso (6 ½ x 54), MSRP $272.00/20 CT Box
Sixty (6 x 60), MSRP $292.00/20 CT Box
Limited Edition Box-Press Toro (6 x 54), MSRP $146.00/10 CT Box