The Drew Estate story is one of daring, heartbreak & success but, most of all, one of passion for cigars and the country of Nicaragua, where we have been making cigars since 1998.
Jonathan Drew & Marvin Samel are not your average cigar makers, their story does not start in Cuba, or with fathers in the cigar business. It started with a dream, and through their can-do spirit and never-say-die attitude made Drew Estate one of the premier cigar manufacturers on the planet. The two frat brothers from New York started out small…. Small, as in a 16 square foot retail kiosk in the World Trade Center in NYC.
The early days were fraught with peril, you’d think these two frat brothers went to the school of hard knocks. Picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and never backing down would become a trademark in the years to come for them & their fledgling cigar company, Drew Estate.
In late 1998, Jonathan Drew moved to Esteli, Nicaragua with the hopes of starting a rebirth in the cigar world. With a handful of rollers and an even smaller handful of money, the story of “That Crazy Gringo” began. Imagine, going from a NYC apartment to sleeping on a mattress above a ram shackle factory, hardly knowing a word of Spanish too!
Back in Brooklyn, Marvin was holding down the fort, a beat up office in DUMBO, begging & borrowing from anyone who’d give ‘em a chance… parents, cousins, friends, unscrupulous characters… For a year or so, things were bleak… but they were on to something, just need more money…
Our offer includes:
DE Liga Privada Unico Serie FERAL FLYING PIG, DE Liga Privada Unico SERIE PAPA FRITAS, DE Liga Privada NO.9 Robusto, DE Liga Undercrown Gran Toro, DE Liga Undercrown Robusto, DE My Uzi Weight a Ton Toro Gordo, DE My Uzi Weight a Ton Gordito, DE Kentuky Fire Cured Fat Molly Double Robusto, DE Nica Rustica Toro, DE Tabak Especial Robusto Dulce, DE Tabak Especial Cafecita Dulce (long filler), DE Tabak Especial Cafesita Negra (long filler)
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