Tag: Undercrown

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 119

It’s time once again for another issue of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. In case this is your first Week in Smoke, be advised that it covers many (though not necessarily all) of the cigars I’ve smoked in the past week (or the past month, or however long it has been since the last issue), […]

Events IPCPR 2019

IPCPR 2019: Drew Estate

You know what you can always count on at IPCPR? You can count on Pedro Gomez to bring it with a smile. And bring it he does again in the Drew Estate booth. We talk about the rebirth of the BOTL (Brothers Of The Leaf) cigar as a brick and mortar exclusive and the new […]

Events

IPCPR 2017: Herrera Esteli

On last day of IPCPR we alway make the rounds one last time in hopes of grabbing some time with people we’d missed. One of those people was Willy Herrera, the man behind Herrera Esteli. After some quick banter, Willy gets us back on track by telling us about the new Pappy Van Winkle Tradition, […]

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IPCPR 2017: Drew Estate – Undercrown Sun Grown

We talked to a different personality in each section of the Drew Estate booth we visited at IPCPR 2017. Holding court in Undercrown territory was our old friend Pedro Gomez. After some friendly chatter, Pedro brings our attention to the new Undercrown Sun Grown. This extension to the Undercrown brand features an Ecuadorian Sun Grown […]

Reviews Top Cigars of the Year

The Box-Worthies: Brian’s Top 10 Cigars of 2016

2017 is here, and just when you think it you’re safe from 2016, up pops my list of the top 10 cigars of 2016. I hope the sudden shock and inevitable controversy that follows is not too taxing on your health. Remember, breath deeply and evenly when you’re yelling at me over the internet. Stress, […]

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IPCPR 2016: Drew Estate

Jonathan Drew can be a hard guy to track down at IPCPR, and a tour of the all the new products in the Drew Estate booth would be difficult to accomplish without numerous interruptions from customers and fans. Everyone’s looking for a few minutes of Jonathan’s time. So we took the pragmatic approach this year, […]

Week in Smoke

Brian’s The Week In Smoke, Issue 100

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about what I should smoke for the hundredth edition of Brian’s The Week In Smoke. The problem is the more you think about it, the harder it gets. It’s like that with anything though, you overthink it, and a simple task becomes an ominous burden. Knowing the […]

Reviews Top Cigars of the Year

Ben’s Top 10 Cigars of the Year

Every year I try to get my top 10 cigars of the year out before Christmas and every year I never seem to make it. Better late than never I guess. This year, I was thinking how easy it would be to come up with 10 cigars because I was thinking there wasn’t much that came […]

Reviews

Drew Estate Undercrown Shade Gran Toro

Drew Estate released the Undercrown Shade this year, 2015, at IPCPR in New Orleans too much fanfare.  Blended by Willy Herrera, it was supposed to be a Connecticut wrapper cigar unlike any other you’ve ever tried before.  Willy wanted something with more power and flavor and developed the Shade blend.  We caught up with Willy […]

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