It’s been nine years since there has been a new regular Liga Privada production offering and at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Drew Estate will introduce the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo. This is a cigar that will join the Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 lines.
The wrapper on the Liga Privada is a Corojo leaf grown in the Connecticut River Valley. The remainder of the blend features an Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte binder over the brand’s core Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco.
Currently, the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo is being offered in one size – 152 mm x 52 (a classic 6 x 52 Toro). The cigars are packaged in 24-count boxes priced at $343.92 per box.
The company says additional sizes of the H99 are planned in the future.
In a press release, Jonathan Drew, President and Founder of Drew Estate commented, “Following the revolution in Cuba, the Corojo seed took roots in Florida, Nicaragua, and Honduras. Growing Corojo in new climates produced mixed results and much heartache for those who chose to grow it. By creating hybrids of Corojo the leaf was reborn keeping all of its spice and potency intact. Hibrido or Hybridization is a farm-level process utilized for decades to create tobacco that is disease resistant, but also to display the qualities of an unmatched capa.”
Master Blender Willy Herrera added, “We started the process of fermenting Connecticut Corojo alongside Connecticut Criollo tobacco at the factory. The factory team and I conjured up numerous blends but ultimately, we selected the blend featuring the Otapan Negro Ultimo Corte capote for its spiciness that pairs with the sweetness of Corojo. Our job now is to continue working with the farmers to increase the wrapper yield with each harvest year over year. It’s been long hours preparing for the national release. This leaf is unique.” Jonathan Drew recorded the following promotional video on the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo:
At a glance, here is a look at the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo.
Wrapper: Connecticut Corojo
Binder: San Andres Otapan
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate)
Toro: 6 x 52
Photo/Video Credit: Drew Estate