In its newest cigar release, Drew Estate is resurrecting an irreverent cult-classic, Chateau Real.
Drew Estate originally introduced the Chateau Real brand to the domestic market just prior to the historic opening of La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, in 2007. Interestingly, after a vibrant and emotional brand launch, the cigar brand mysteriously melted away … and became that of only folklore, legend, and even controversy.
While the Chateau Real brand never reached the worldwide prestige of Liga Privada, Undercrown and Herrera Esteli, its birth came at a pivotal inflection moment for the young, ambitious Drew Estate. As Drew Estate worked relentlessly to build legitimacy and expand its boundaries beyond the world of “infused cigars” and into “traditional cigars, Chateau Real was a big first step.
“Chateau, along with all of its secrets has since become one of the most sought-after “Drew Estate Ghosts,” with collectors keeping the brand and its folklore alive. We simply had to resurrect this prince of a brand” exclaims Jonathan Drew, Founder and President of Drew Estate. “I’m absolutely thrilled that we are bringing affordable brands to market … good shit that everyone can afford and feel intelligent purchasing.”
Chateau Real is marking its targeted return, available exclusively to Drew Diplomat Digital retailers, it is a luxurious blend, crafted to highlight the cigar’s compelling Connecticut Shade-forward flavor. Its balanced blend of well-aged Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos are wrapped in beautiful, silky golden brown Connecticut Shade leaf. The epitome of a relaxing smoke, the new Chateau Real redefines expectations for traditional, premium, mellow cigars that are fairly priced.
We asked “Mr. Don Gummo” for his expert taste opinion on the matter and he reports “the new Chateau Real is a velvet masterpiece, naturally sweet and smooth, with deliciously creamy nutty notes.” At press time, we were unable to disclose exactly who is Mr. Don Gummo, nor his exact whereabouts. Stay tuned.
Available only at Drew Diplomat online premium cigar retailers and packaged in 20-count boxes, Chateau Real is available in three sizes: Toro (6 x 50) $134.95 box/$6.75 cigar; Robusto (5 x 50) $129.95 box/$6.50 cigar; and Churchill (7 x 50) $139.95 box/$7 cigar.
About Drew Estate
Founded in 1996 in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, Drew Estate has singlehandedly defined modern day cigar culture through a hard-hitting, authentic, bottom-up approach to lifestyle branding and culture building. Our mission and manifesto is “The Rebirth of Cigars,” which we amplify through our uncanny authenticity and high energy. With deeply-loved brands produced at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, such as: ACID, 20 Acre Farm, BLACKENED Cigars, Deadwood Tobacco Co., Factory Smokes, Herrera Estelí, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fire Cured, Liga Privada, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial and Undercrown; as well as the celebrated Barn Smoker, Cigar Safari and Freestyle Live experiential events, Drew Estate appeals to the entire premium cigar sector and beyond. Learn more about our story and our brands by visiting Drew Estate.