We are excited to announce our newest cigar to our collection: The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition is a slightly more traditional blend, that represents and honors our iconic Van Winkle family legacy and was created to be the perfect complement to bourbon.
This blend has a storied history with great significance to Drew Estate. Back in 2010, Jonathan Drew invited Willy Herrera to visit La Gran Fabrica in Nicaragua to test his blending skills with 2 days of non-stop blending. This was a tryout of sorts and if you are familiar with the brand, you know he passed with flying colors and is now the master blender at Drew Estate. Several years down the road, our father, Julian Van Winkle hand-picked one of these original blends to represent our family's famed Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon.
Pappy Van Winkle Tradition cigars are unique and delicious premium smokes created from a great collaboration between Pappy & Co. and Drew Estate. Fashioned by the best rollers in Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan factory, this small-batch cigar features an oily Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper paired with an Indonesian binder, and a blend of aged Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. This exquisite recipe results in a fragrant, full-bodied smoke with heavy top-notes of chocolate, earth, and leather, seamlessly balanced with cocoa, cashews, and sweet tobacco.
The Tradition cigar is a delicate blend that balances strength, spice, taste and aroma. If you've tried our family's bourbon, you know that we wouldn't put our names on anything but the best.