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Cigar Review: Undercrown Manifesto

Undercrown Manifesto (AKA “Liga Krump”) The Undercrown Manifesto is a very unique cigar with an equally unique origin. In January of 2013, John Krump, a fellow Brother of the Leaf, just like you and I, purchased an antique German cigar mold off of Craigslist. Upon acquiring the mold, he posted a photo of it on a cigar oriented Facebook group to share his excitement about his new find. Among dozens of comments on the photo, Jonathan Drew, of Drew Estate mentioned that he was very interested in the mold and…

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News 

Cigar News: Nicholas Melillo Announces Foundation Cigar Co.

It seems like only yesterday that Nicholas Melillo had announced his departure from Drew Estate as their vice president and director of tobacco and began tobacco consulting on his own. Fast forward a little over a year and his mentions of wanting to create a cigar of his own, is becoming a reality. Operating out of Connecticut under the Foundation Cigar Co. name Nicholas as President and CEO plans to release his cigars at next month’s IPCPR trade show in New Orleans. These cigars are being produced by the Tabacos…

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Cigar Review 

Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero

The Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada is the sixth vitola and the first Limited Edition released from the Herrera Esteli line by Drew Estate. Herrera Esteli was Willy Herrera’s debut cigar and is a fantastic addition to Drew Estate’s lineup; adding a “Cubanesque” flavor profile to their portfolio. 2,000 boxes of 15 cigars were released, making the total production of the Herrera Esteli Edicion Limitada Lancero 30,000 cigars. Year of Production: 2014 Vitola: Lancero (7×38) Blend: Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Binder: Honduran Filler: Nicaraguan (Esteli and Jalapa) Appearance: The Herrera Esteli Lancero…

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Cigar Review 

Undercrown ShadyXV by Drew Estate

In November of 2014, Drew Estate announced a partnership with Shady Records. The first cigar to come from this collaboration is the Undercrown ShadyXV which commemorates Shady Records’ fifteenth year in business. The Undercrown ShadyXV is a 5×50 box pressed belicoso utilizing the same blend as the Undercrown Corona Viva. “Drew Estate has announced the release of the Undercrown ShadyXV, a line extension to their coveted Undercrown Line produced in partnership with Shady Records. The Detroit-based Shady Records will celebrate their fifteenth anniversary in 2014 and will be working with…

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Cigar Lifestyle 

Happy New Year From The Cigar Nut!

With each year there comes a point of reflection on the past, celebrating the present and planning for the future – those of us who enjoy premium cigars and the social media community revolving around them add an extra layer that a significant portion of the world will never have the ability to embrace. The Brotherhood/Sisterhood Of The Leaf is an amazing thing, bringing people from a diverse range of backgrounds with their own preferences and life experiences to a certain point that not only creates a ‘buddy to chat…

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Cigar Lifestyle 

The Cigar Nut Contest – Share a Review and Win Herrera Esteli Cigars!

First and foremost all of us at The Cigar Nut want to personally thank Jonathan Drew and Drew Estate for their amazing contribution and sponsorship of this contest! Without the support of Jonathan, our staff and our readers – this contest from The Cigar Nut would not be possible and for that we want to thank all of you! Would you like to win a 5 pack of Herrera Esteli? How about a Herrera Esteli Ashtray?! Share your favorite review from The Cigar Nut to be entered into the contest,…

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