Drew Estate Cigar Safari: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tobacco

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Drew Estate Cigar Safari: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tobacco

As a fan of bourbon, one of the things that most intrigued me about my recent trip to Nicaragua on Drew Estate’s Cigar Safari tour was something so experimental, there aren’t even pictures of white-banded cigars with code names floating around the gossipnet yet. In recesses of the Drew Estate compound there are a couple Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels full of aging tobacco. There’s no telling if Drew Estate cigars with bourbon barrel-aged tobacco will show up in retail shops at this point, but I wouldn’t bet against it. I’ll leave it to Jonathan Drew and crew fill you in on the details.

Check out the short but informative video below for answers to the following questions:
1.) What kind of tobacco is aging in the barrels?
2.) What other high-profile bourbon barrels does Drew Estate plan to use for aging?
3.) What’s yucca got to do with it, got to do with it?
4.) What’s Perique and how is it fermented?
5.) Did somebody say “tobacco salami”?

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7 thoughts on “Drew Estate Cigar Safari: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Tobacco

  1. Perdomo is doing this on some of their blends. I believe the 20th anniversary wrapper is aged in bourbon barrels.

    1. You are correct, the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro was #7 on my top 10 list for 2012. An excellent smoke to be sure. One distinction that bears mention is the 20th Anniversary features wrapper aged in bourbon barrels, while Drew Estate is currently experimenting with barrel-aged filler tobacco. Though who knows where it will end up. I have high hopes for the project.

  2. Don’t waste your money! THERE IS NO WHISKEY FLAVOR! THEY ARE NOT AGED IN PAPPY VAN WINKLE BARRELS! I tried to post my review on pappy co website after I ordered a box. They would not post it because I didn’t like them. They state there is nothing to indicate that these cigars are barrel fermented. This is a quote from the pappy co website, “The strength level of the Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented ” Apperantly they don’t read their own website. PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS FRAUD of a cigar!

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