Drew Estate announced their newest brand, “Florida Sun Grown”. This new brand features tobacco grown just outside of Orlando, Florida, in partnership with Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Co.
The new Florida Sun Grown cigar line will feature four new sizes, listed below:
• Robusto (5 x 54), MSRP $230/20ct box
• Toro (6 x 52), MSRP $260/20ct box
• Belicoso (6 ½ x 54), MSRP $280/20ct box
• Sixty (6 x 60), MSRP $300/20ct box
The FSG blend is comprised of Florida Sun Grown tobacco as an accent tobacco, Nicaraguan fillers, a Habano seed binder from Honduras and a Brazilian wrapper.
There will also be a Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro (6 x 54) with an MSRP of $150 per 10 count box. This limited edition size will feature its own blend, which utilizes a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Mexican binder, and Florida Sungrown filler tobacco, along with fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras.
The Florida Sun Grown line was blended by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera over the course of the past two years, during which Drew Estate has been fermenting and processing the new Sun Grown tobaccos. When asked about the new tobacco, Willy stated that, “it was a unique challenge working with the Florida Sun Grown tobacco. It was something completely new to me, and it took me numerous blends to figure out how to incorporate it into a blend I really loved. The final blend we’ve come up with is one I’m extremely excited about, and I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of this special new tobacco.”
When asked about his experience growing this tobacco, Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Co, said that, “this has been one of the most difficult challenges of my life. Tobacco growing is just as much an art as it is a science, and growing tobacco in this area of Florida was totally uncharted territory. It took a lot of trial and error to get it to where it is today, but we couldn’t be happier with the way it’s smoking.”
The new Florida Sun Grown line will hit store shelves in June of 2016, and will be available exclusively at Corona Cigar Co. To be among the first to try the new Florida Sun Grown blends, attend the Florida Barn Smoker on June 4th, 2016.