Drew Estate
Pappy Van Winkle Tradition

Vitola: Robusto Grande
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 54

Wrapper:
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Nicaraguan: Dominican
Blender/Creator: Willy Hererra
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Ralph Larson
Date Purchased: October 16, 2018
Price: Gift
Date Smoked: November 21, 2018

Pappy Van Winkle Tradition

This was my first time with the Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle Tradition; and first draw … Wow, a mouthful of smoke right off the bat with the perfect amount of resistance. I didn’t expect that from the weight of this cigar; firm to the touch but light in overall heft.

Soft mellow pepper emerges at the half-inch mark so far so great. I have a feeling this is going to be a special cigar.

Something minty appears and is residing as a tingle on my lips… odd.

This cigar stays steady all the way through. Creamy, sweet leather with just the correct amount of pepper spice in the background; same smooth flavor profile follows to the end.

This is an expensive cigar, so I don’t plan of stocking these. In my opinion, these would be good for “That” special occasion but not for my “Beginner” everyday smoke.

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill


The Experience

Appearance: Oily
Combustion: Slow
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Poor
Overall Rating (1-5): 3