Undercrown Shade marks the first release by company under Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera.

By John B. Virata

At the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow in New Orleans, Drew Estate will unveil its Undervrown Shade, a Connecticut Shade-wrapped cigar that will be the first release blended by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera that isn’t part of the Herrera Estelí brand.

According to Drew Estate, Herrera worked with the Undercrown cigar roller team to develop the new Connecticut blend in Nicaragua. Herrera said that it took more than a year to develop the blend. The cigar will ship in 25 count boxes in six vitolas in Fall 2015.


First Looks:

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Sumatran
Filler: Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Criollo, and Nicaraguan Criollo
Manufacture locality: Nicaragua


Corona: 5 5/8 x 46 (USD $7.50)
Robusto: 5 x 54 (USD $7.75)
Gran Toro: 6 x 52 (USD $8.25)
Belicoso: 6 x 52 (USD $9.00)
Gordito: 6 x 60 (USD $9.95)
Corona Doble: 7 x 54 (USD $9.50)