Drew Estate
Undercrown Sun Grown Robusto by Drew Estate

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 54

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut/Cured Sun Grown Habano
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: October 9, 2018
Price: $9.00
Date Smoked: September 11, 2021

Undercrown Sun Grown Robusto by Drew Estate


Drew Estate, Ecuadorian: Sumatra, Nicaragua, Sun Grown, UndercrownAs a fan of the Undercrown Maduro, I held hope that the Undercrown Sun Grown would be a continuation of this lineage.

Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a terrible cigar, but it fell short of my expectations considering…

The Undercrown Sun Grown burned beautifully with a perfect smoky draw and even burn line, the flavors just fell short of my expectations.

I did get a dry dirty earth, woody cedar, and a little pepper on the retrohale. I don’t know; this cigar didn’t get me there today. Maybe another time it will.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


I enjoyed the Robustos of the Undercrown Sun Grown by Drew Estate that I’m going to try the smaller Corona (5.6×46) this morning.

Today I was with the Black Unicorn so I didn’t have my usual focus on this cigar other than to say that it was a joy to smoke this with abandon and not have to be accountable for flavors — Enjoy, Just Enjoy

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

Drew Estate, Ecuadorian Sumatra, Sun Grown, Undercrown
As the Drew Estate Undercrown Legend grows… This is a wonderful cigar and more of a surprise to me.

After all the deserved accolades of the Undercrown, I didn’t expect much as my perception of the Undercrown Sun Grown was that this was going to be another attempt to get one more cigar SKU registered before the 2016 U.S. Federal deadline.

Let’s forget about all that and also forget that the start of the Undercrown Sun Grown was nothing to write home about, but about halfway into the first third, she started to talk to me and I finally “Got It”!

The look and construction of this were beautiful as I tried to show in the photo to the left. It felt soft and spongy (under filled?) pretty much throughout so I opted to do a small Dickman Cut and go from there. This turned out to be the perfect solution for a perfect draw and burn throughout the entire smoking experience. I was rewarded with Creamy, Malty, Wood (Cedar), Coffee (Espresso) flavors until the last third, a lot changed. Everything got kicked up a notch or two and not necessarily in a good way since I was cruising along beautifully until this happened.

It wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, although the next time I smoke this, I’ll try to slow down on the last third and see if that makes any difference. I have one more Undercrown Sun Grown from Sellwood Cigar, so we’ll see how that one goes, but I’m thinking that this will have a place in my TupperDor and maybe even replace the Undercrown Shade as one of my “Preferred” morning smokes

Stay Chill
Stay Smokey

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Wood
Strength: Medium
Body: Mild/Medium
Finish: Short
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Fruit: 1
Leather: 1
Pepper: 1