Florida Sun Grown Toro Receives High Accolades from The Cigar Authority
The team at The Cigar Authority has reviewed the Florida Sun Grown Toro, giving it a rave review and a tremendous 91 rating!
Barry Stein of The Cigar Authority notes, “Growing tobacco in Florida is an expensive proposition considering wage laws and the amount of hands needed, that I expected the cigar to be pricier than it actually is. There isn’t cheap labor like in Dominican Republic, Honduras, or even Nicaragua. As far as the cigar, there is a very distinct taste that I have to attribute to the FSG tobacco. It’s different, bold, lingering, and I would also use the word sharp. As a result, it’s a cigar that is a game changer…”
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.
Thanks to the team at The Cigar Authority for honoring the Florida Sun Grown and the entire team at the Florida Sun Grown Farm in Clermont, Florida!
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.