Press Release â€“ Drew Estate Announces â€œPappy Van Winkleâ€™s Family Reserveâ€ Premium Handmade Cigars
Miami, FL â€“ Drew Estate announced today their exclusive manufacturing agreement with Pappy & Company, as well as the new â€œPappy Van Winkleâ€™s Family Reserveâ€ premium handmade cigar. This new cigar will be produced at Drew Estateâ€™s EsteliÌ, Nicaragua factory and is being made in partnership with Pappy & Company. Pappy & Company is the family-owned merchandise division of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, producers of legendary whiskies including Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
The â€œPappy Van Winkleâ€™s Family Reserveâ€ cigar will be a long-filler, premium cigar made totally by hand in very small batches at Drew Estate in EsteliÌ, Nicaragua. This historic cigar features a robust Ecuadorian Habano Wrapper and well-aged Nicaraguan Filler tobaccos, personally selected by Drew Estateâ€™s Co-Founder, Jonathan Drew. It is the perfect choice for pairing with any of the Van Winkle bourbon and rye products.
Speaking from the Pappy & Company headquarters in Louisville, KY, Carrie Van Winkle, great granddaughter of the legendary Pappy Van Winkle, said that, â€œweâ€™re extremely happy to be working with Drew Estate on this project, as both of our companies are known for their high quality, handmade products. When we approached Drew Estate with the idea of working together on a premium cigar, we knew weâ€™d made the right choice. The finished cigar is the perfect pairing for our familyâ€™s whiskeys, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.â€
The strength level of the â€œPappy Van Winkleâ€™s Family Reserveâ€ cigar is â€œMedium Plus,â€ which allows both new smokers and experienced aficionados to enjoy the blend. â€œItâ€™s a well rounded, sophisticated cigar, with body and a hearty expression,â€ says Jonathan Drew. â€œDrew Estate is known for passion and innovation, and making premium cigars is our â€˜raison dâ€™eÌ‚treâ€™ [reason to be]. The â€˜Pappy Van Winkleâ€™s Family Reserveâ€™ premium cigar is truly a showcase of our passion for cigar-making.â€
The partnership between the Van Winkle family and Drew Estate will allow people to experience a flavor combination that is unique, and one that will remain consistent through time. Drew Estate is respected for cigar and whiskey pairings, so when the time came to create the Pappy Van Winkle cigar blend, they knew exactly what they wanted to do; â€œexceptionalâ€ was an understatement.
The final blend is the perfect compliment to any Van Winkle spirit, but Drew Estateâ€™s favorite match with the â€œPappy Van Winkleâ€™s Family Reserveâ€ cigar is the Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. The spice notes from the rye bring out the pepper and graham cracker notes in the Pappy Van Winkle cigar.
The cigars will be available for pre-order exclusively through the Pappy & Company website starting November 7, 2014. For more information about the new cigar, please contact Johnny Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org.