Undercrown Sun Grown Wins 2017 Cigar of the Year by Cigar Dojo
Cigar Dojo noted of the Undercrown Sun Grown, “Rather than simply slap the nearest [insert Habano varietal] leaf on an existing blend and call it good, Drew Estate took their time to develop a unique experience from the ground up. Staying true to the Undercrown line’s roots, the Sun Grown makes use of the Stalk Cut/Cured leaf made famous by the Liga Privada T52 (used as the Sun Grown’s binder component). This is balanced by an all-Nicaraguan filler recipe and the cigar’s highlight usage of an Ecuadorian Sumatra Sun Grown wrapper. Undercrown Sun Grown begins smooth and mellow, eventually ramping up to include an assortment of cabinet spices, squash, and mineral (like the smell of rain), brought to a harmonious balance with sweeter flavors of pumpkin spice, cinnamon , graham cracker, and the cigar’s “it factor” flavor concoction of butter/toffee/salt. In our experience, this is easily the most enjoyable blend in the Undercrown line (excluding the legendary DOGMA), as well as perhaps the most unique profile in all of Drew Estate’s impressive portfolio.”
The Undercrown Sun Grown features an Ecuadorian Sumatra seed, Sun Grown wrapper. The binder is a Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut/Cured Sun Grown Habano, complimenting a powerhouse blend of Nicaraguan premium fillers. One leaf of extensively aged Ligero from the Nueva Segovia region along the border of Honduras has been selected to enhance the strength of the blend.
In addition to the Undercrown Sun Grown, our collaboration with Caldwell Cigar Co. The All Out Kings Gimme Your Lunch Money came in ranking #9 on their list!
“With both Caldwell and Drew Estate being known for their unorthodox, artistic approach to cigar marketing, as well as unique flavor experiences, AOK is the metaphorical equivalent of Kanye West and Bon Iver, Queen and David Bowie, or Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. The cigar is also among the only “maduro” experiences in Caldwell’s portfolio, showing a new side of the company by introducing a flavor profile that is surprisingly smooth in texture for the cigar’s dark wrapper. Flavor notes include cream, caramel, powdered sugar, hot chocolate powder mix, red pepper, sweet malt, oak, and brown sugar,” finds Cigar Dojo.
All Out Kings is made at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Esteli, Nicaragua featuring a Connecticut Stalk Cut and Sun Cured Habano Wrapper, with Indonesia Sumatra Binder, and filler comprised of Jalapa Viso, Esteli Viso, Dominican C-98 Seco, and Connecticut Broadleaf Ligero.
We are truly honored by Cigar Dojo and the entirety of the Dojo Nation! Thank you!
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.