It's hard not to be inspired by the story of Drew Estate. Two friends got their start in a modest way, peddling cigars from a 16 foot retail kiosk in downtown New York City. No storied family background in Cuba, no history going back generations....just two guys who wanted to contribute something unique and meaningful to the cigar industry. And they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, coming out with one best-selling blend after another, to the point that they've been dubbed, “The Rebirth of Cigars.”
Nica Rustica is a potent blend held together by a rustic wrapper, giving it the look of raw beauty. Each cigar is comprised of an expert blend of Nicaraguan filler from Esteli and Jalapa inside a Mexican San Andres Negro binder, and draped in a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper. Flavor notes include cinnamon and espresso, with an overall dark, spicy, and robust finish that truly lingers. The artwork made for Nica Rustica is truly unique. It pays tribute to El Brujito, which translates to witch doctor or shaman. This image is highly revered in Nicaragua and dates back to the earliest days of tobacco in the country. Medium to full in strength, this unrefined blend is made specifically for true tobacco enthusiast. Featuring a pigtail cap and covered foot, the rough finish of Nica Rustica is intentional and adds to the appeal.