2017 Florida Sun Grown Crop Makes Its Journey To La Gran Fabrica
Last week, the Florida Sun Grown Farm shipped out this year’s harvest of Florida Sun Grown tobacco to Drew Estate. The farm owned and managed by Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company, opened in 2012. His vision is a rebirth of Florida tobacco throughout the United States with Drew Estate being the strategic partner. His farm is the first time since the 1970’s that tobacco for premium hand rolled cigars is being grown in Florida, revitalizing an industry and a region.
The Florida Sun Grown Tobacco strain is based on Cuban Corojo seed and produces a unique flavor unlike any other in the world. Only 7 acres of tobacco were harvested this year, which is a very small amount compared to the hundreds of acres of tobacco we harvest in Connecticut or Kentucky. This limitation caps the amount of Florida Sun Grown cigars that Drew Estate can produce because the blend requires the right amount of Florida Sun Grown tobacco. We want our customers to experience and taste the effort that goes into growing this tobacco.
Due to the fact that this tobacco is grown in America and harvested using American labor, it does have a significantly higher cost. However, this cost is worthwhile both due to the rich flavor in the tobacco and the ability for Drew Estate to support American farmers.
About Drew Estate
Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.