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”?