Drew Estate Tobacco Company has announced its Liga Privada Unico Serie Papas Fritas will now be offered in new 50 count boxes. The news boxes will replace the 4 count tin / 28 count boxes that the Papas Fritas line has been offered on. The new packaging has resulted in a price decrease from $6.40 SRP per cigar to $5.25 SRP per cigar.
Papas Fritas was released in late 2012. It is 4 1/2 x 44 corona-size cigar is a tripa corta (that means short-fill) smoke that is comprised of trimmings from the other Liga Privada cigars being made. As a part of the Unico Serie, it follows the “one size, one blend” featuring a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler.
In a press release announcing the change, Drew Estate President Michael Cellucci stated that, “Papas Fritas has been a good choice for any Liga Privada fan looking for a short smoke. We needed something for fans of Papas Fritas who already had plenty of tins and wanted a better value, so now we’re offering the cigar with no tin. The tins will now become a collector’s item and the Papas Fritas will be a little more budget friendly. It’s a win-win.”
The Papas Fritas is part of Drew Estate’s Liga Privada Unico Serie, which features unique blends within the Liga Privada brand family. The Papas Fritas utilizes a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, Brazilian Mata Fina binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran filler tobaccos. The small 4.5” x 44 cigar sports Drew Estate’s signature fantail and is the perfect choice for cigar smokers who are looking for a short escape.
Plans are for the new packaging to ship to Drew Diplomat Retailer Program accounts nationwide beginning in the next few week – who get get priority on new releases.
Papas Fritas scored a 90 on Cigar Coop back in January, 2013.