Drew Estate Cigars
La Vieja Habana Connecticut by Drew Estate Cigars

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 85

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli, Jalapa
Blender/Creator: Jonathan Drew
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Nicaragua)
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Ed Wong
Date Purchased: July 5, 2021
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: July 6, 2021

La Vieja Habana Connecticut by Drew Estate Cigars

 Connecticut Shade, Drew Estate Cigars, Jonathan Drew, La Vieja Habana, La Vieja Habana Connecticut, Nicaragua, Perdomo Factory, Toro After an easy snip off the cap with my V-Cutter, plentiful creamy blue smoke erupted all around me from this La Vieja Habana Connecticut. At the first third mild creamy smoke with nutty notes come to me through a very open draw with soft black pepper on the retrohale… a very enjoyable start to my First Time experience with this La Vieja Habana Connecticut by Drew Estate Cigars

I was hoping for more to happen on the transitions smoking my way through this La Vieja Habana Connecticut, but none appeared to me… Oh well! I was hoping for more, but I didn’t really expect it. After all, this La Vieja Habana Connecticut by Drew Estate Cigars is a Budget, Value-Cigar that can be purchased for less than $5-bucks!

I’d say that the La Vieja Habana cigars would be perfect out on the golf course or for the beginning cigar smokers who don’t want to spend $10-$15 on a cigar that they won’t appreciate… Just Sayin’.

Smoke time 90 mins or until I got hungry

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From Cigar.com
La Vieja Habana was Drew Estate’s first brand, originally made by Antonio Almanzar in New York City on 6th Avenue and 30th Street from 1994 until 1996. 1996 was the height of the cigar boom, and farmers throughout Central America suddenly became stressed-out businessmen, leaving roller Antonio sitting in Manhattan with no tobacco. Ultimately, Drew Estate had no choice other than to let La Vieja Habana rest.

In 1996, they moved their production of La Vieja Habana to Miami-based Nicks Cigar Company, makers of Perdomo. Although not very pricey, La Vieja Habana received surprisingly high results and acceptance without a dollar in advertising or marketing. By November 1998, all of the hard work was finally paying off. Then disaster struck, as Hurricane Mitch ravished Nicaragua. For the second time in 4 years, Drew Estate was forced to stop production of La Vieja Habana.

Then, 2002 brought Drew Estate to their fourth year of manufacturing cigars in their own factory in Esteli, Nicaragua; their second year of farming, and their third nationwide launch of La Vieja Habana. They had ample time to select and age genuine Ecuador Connecticut wrappers and purchase award-winning tobacco that would eventually turn out to exceed even their expectations. If there has ever been a company that believes in the magic of “Small Batch Production,” this is it.


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