Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro

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Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro

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Earlier this week I posted a review of the Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte and the comments on that review were inspiring. As I read through them, while smoking a Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro, I got the sudden urge to fire up my video camera.

At first I didn’t want to do the review, mostly because I posted a review of the Drew Estate Undercrown Dogma recently. I figured, why fight the urge? I fired up the camera and came away with a video that was about 24 minutes long.

In terms of the Undercrown lineup, I have a love / hate relationship with them. For every one I smoke that turns out beautifully, I wind up with one that is an annoyance. Sometimes the annoyance comes in the way of a stiff draw and sometimes the problem is burn trouble.

Despite the trouble, I enjoy the line and smoke them as often as I can. Buying online, as a package deal, is definitely the way to go, though. For $7.95 in a local B&M, I think there are better cigars for the money.

The Undercrown Gran Toro is a medium bodied cigar with medium flavor intensity. I find this particular cigar to be a touch watered down but the flavors of cedar, leather, and a dash of spice are appealing.

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13 thoughts on “Drew Estate Undercrown Gran Toro

  1. Nice review Walt thank you for the info on this smoke. While we can’t get them in Calgary at least not that I’ve seen anyways I’ll probably be ordering some of these online if there’s any left atleast. There’s a bunch I have to order that price point is really good in my opinion. Do you have any other cigars you would recommend or at least recommend trying?
    Happy fathers day

    1. Steve,
      When you get some time, try calling CigarPlace.biz via telephone. I’ve heard Canadians talk about having very good luck with them for international shipments.

      I’m a big fan of the AJ Fernandez San Lotano Lineup. They fall into the $8 to $10 range and are well worth the money, in my opinion. I also really like a lot of the EPC offerings (most notably the Cardinal Maduro). Both of those fall into the Medium – Medium to Full Range.

      Thanks and Happy Father’s Day.

  2. Walt – If you haven’t already, be sure to take full advantage of your local library for TV viewing. Most libraries these days have extensive collections of DVDs, including movies, TV shows and documentaries.

    1. George,
      We stop into the local Library on occasion for childrens books but I didn’t think to see what they had in the way of videos.

      Thanks for the tip.

  3. Hi Walt,

    Great video once again…Personally I think the corona viva is the best cigar that drew estate produces, including all the rare and higher priced stuff.

    Think I have watched the Sopranos from start to finish about four times now. Doesn’t get much better than that. Also loved Deadwood…a close second in my book.

    Keep them coming Walt…feels like old times. Really miss those YQMA episodes also.

    Thanks and take care.

    1. Brian,
      I’m a sucker for the T-52 Belicoso. I had one yesterday (for Father’s Day) and while the $15 price tag was steep, it was a nice treat for myself.

      I think once I finish up The Sopranos, I’m going to start in on Band of Brothers. I’ve seen random episodes but never got a chance to consistently watch the series.

      I miss the YQMA videos as well. Jerry and I are talking about a series that somewhat resembles it that we think people will enjoy (I’m excited about it anyway)

      Thanks for the kind words

  4. Great review Walt. There is a huge cultural shift going on away from cable, satellite and even land line telephones and towards high-speed Internet. This shift is really evident with the Milennial generation. I live in the Colorado Rockies and only dream of 50 Mbps Internet.

    I enjoy Undercrown but only when I see a great deal on-line. It has to be pretty special to get me to shell out $9 for a cigar.

    Re your room fan: a couple of years ago I installed an 800 cfm wall exhaust I’m my office. The fan sits outside connected through 6 inch flexible ducting and has a rheostat to control the speed. Really clears the air in a 20×20 room. Got the fan at a horticultural supply house a.k.a. pot growing supply company.

    Thanks for kickin’ it old school, and a comment from me to match.

    1. Glleon,
      You’re right, more and more people seem to be dropping the usual pay-tv services in favor of online streaming.

      A couple of years ago we went from a traditional land-line telephone to VOIP via Comcast. A years worth of telemarkets calling all week long and we dumped a house phone all together. We just use our cell phones now and have been pretty happy.

      My office is about 8×12 and I went with a bathroom exhaust fan. It works fine for me, most times, but it isn’t too tough to get the room smoked out. When I move I’ll be looking at an area that is substantially bigger. The same exhaust setup that I have now won’t cut it but I like what you’ve done. Thanks for the tip.

      Thanks for the comment

  5. Hey Walt thanks for the advice. Much appreciated ill check them out for sure as soon as I get my cedit card brought down a little more. There’s also a brand coming out on the 27 by la juguda (I think thats the company) called nunchuck I want to grab aswell looks really interesting. 2 sticks attached via long pigtail for the appearance of nunchucks.
    heard about it on cigar dojo

  6. If your looking to buy some Cubans Walt one site that advertises they deliver to the U.S is the great canadian cigar company. Very expensive though $60-70/stick if not more. It’s worth checking out for curiosity reasons or if your pockets are deep enough. Thanks again for that
    Website you told me about amazing prices

  7. Walt, I couldn’t agree more with your assessment. I’m smoking my way through a box of Corona Vivas and am also batting about .500 with them. The biggest issue I have with them is tunneling. I picked them up from cigarplace.biz for just over $4 each, so I’m willing to fight the construction issues. Thanks for the review.

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