Liga Privada 10-Year Aniversario Named #1 Nicaraguan Cigar of the Year by CigarsLover Magazine!
CigarsLover Magazine has recently published their top cigars of 2019, and both Drew Estate and Joya de Nicaragua have made the list. The Liga Privada 10- Year Aniversario was named Nicaraguan Cigar of the Year and the Joya de Nicaragua came in at #3 with the Joya de Nicaragua Antano CT.
Cigarslover Magazine rated the Liga Privada 10-Year Aniversario at 94 and found, “The Liga Privada 10 Aniversario celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Liga Privada blend. The Liga Privada 10 Aniversario comes in a single Toro size. Production is limited to 10.000 cigars. The 10 Aniversario focuses more on refinement and complexity. Not as strong as the average Liga Privada, it boasts a broad and very structured flavor profile.
A blast of spicy notes is followed by notes of wood, earth and leather. Then a vast range of spices, among which nutmeg and cinnamon. In the second half, chili peaks, roasted notes and cocoa.”
Our dedication to collaborate with the most renowned growers in the Connecticut River Valley resulted in the next chapter of Liga, the Liga Privada 10 – Year Aniversario. This full throttle beast of peppery spice is swathed in a robust Criollo capa from the heart of the Valley, where we grow the mighty leaf that graces Liga Privada. Featuring a San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte capote that adds razor sharp spice and burn to a core blend of well-aged Nicaraguan and Honduran tripa leaf.
Regarding the Joya de Nicaragua Antano CT, Cigarslover rated the cigar at 93 and notes, “The CT line was introduced earlier this year and combines the body of the Antaño line, which is the strongest in Joya de Nicaragua’s portfolio, together with the sweetness of the Connecticut Shade wrapper. Intense and masterfully balanced cigar. The characteristics of the Connecticut wrapper are supported by a blend that is nothing short of explosive.
It releases white pepper, vegetal notes and floral hints. Then earth and leather, enriched by mineral nuances and intense aromas of pan brioches. The finish is a spice bomb, that closes the smoke in a satisfying way.”
This is tremendous recognition, thank you CigarsLover Magazine for honoring Drew Estate, Joya de Nicaragua, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate and the Connecticut River Valley.
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.