Drew Estate has announced it is adding its popular Corona Viva to its Liga Privada No. 9 line. The cigar will have a soft-launch at coinciding with Cigar International’s 15th annual CIGARfest taking place the weekend of May 3rd.
The Corona Viva first made its debut in the Undercrown line in 2012. The Undercrown Corona Viva was a tweaked blend that was intended to give the Undercrown a fuller and stronger profile. The Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva uses a similar concept, as the blend has some additional ligero to achieve the fuller and strong profile. While the Undercrown Corona Viva measures 5 5/8 x 46, the Liga Privada Corona Viva is slightly bigger measuring 6 x 46.
The tweaked blend of the Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva still features a Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper, a Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan and Honduran Fillers. The Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva is presented in 24-count boxes and pricing is set at $290.00 per box.
“10 years ago, Drew Estate created ‘Liga Privada’ the hearty, Broadleaf bully that changed the cigar world forever. Highly coveted, this rare cover leaf tobacco is historically treated as a reward to a select few industry players, reinforcing the bond of partnership between farmer and manufacturer. Thank you for the LP Fellowship of the past ten years, and for contributing to the #De4L mosaic that binds us together and enables The Rebirth of Cigars to live on and Flourish,” commented Drew Estate President Jonathan Drew in a press release.
The official launch of the Liga Privada No. 9 Corona Viva will occur on Thursday, May 3rd, where the cigar will be available at Cigars International Hamburg Super-Store in limited quantities. There will be additional boxes for sale at the actual CIGARfest event that follows. A more widespread launch is planned later this year.
At a glance, here is a look at the Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9 line:
Wrapper: Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Oscuro Wrapper
Binder: Plantation grown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Gran Fabrica)
Corona Viva: 6 x 46
Coronet: 4 x 32
Corona Doble: 7 x 52
Parejo Toro 6 x 52
Parejo Robusto 5 x 52
Belicoso 6 x 52
Flying Pig: 4 1/8 x 60 (modified blend, limited edition)
Box Pressed: 6 x 50 (Lounge Exclusive)
Pork Beli: 120 mm (4.7) x 50
Photo Credits: Drew Estate