Florida Sun Grown by Drew Estate Wins Nicaraguan Cigar of the Year by Tobacco Business Awards!
Last night at the 2nd annual Tobacco Business Awards, held at the TobaccoPlus Expo in Las Vegas, the Florida Sun Grown by Drew Estate was honored with Nicaraguan Cigar of the Year.
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.
So what is it about this Florida Sun Grown tobacco that makes it Unique? The Climate, the Soil, and farming techniques all play a major role in the final product, but the mystery had to be unlocked once it made its way to Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan Factory for extensive aging. There, once out of the pilons the true flavor and aroma could be discerned, Pungent, Stony and naturally sweet, unlike anything anyone had experienced. The task of blending this totally new tobacco was set on Drew Estate master Blender, Willy Herrera, who had some reservations at first but after numerous blends (many really god awful to, just ask him) the right combination of fillers, binder and wrapper were dialed in, creating a super-premium smoke with a captivating taste and aroma.
We want to congratulate our partner on the Florida Sun Grown, Jeff Borysiewicz, for his years of dedication and hard work to the rebirth of the Florida premium cigar tobacco industry. His whole team at the Florida Sun Grown farm have done a tremendous job and produced amazing tobacco.
Thank you, Tobacco Business Magazine, for honoring us with the Nicaraguan Cigar of the Year!
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.