Three and a half years after it first made its debut at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show, Drew Estate’s Liga Privada H99 is going to be a regular ongoing offering for Drew Diplomat retailers.
The Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo uses a wrapper called H99 which is a leaf grown from a hybrid of Stalk Cut Habano and Connecticut Corojo. Because only one farmer cultivates this wrapper, this has made the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo extremely limited. Drew Estate has said they have been working with this farmer over the past few growing seasons to plant more tobacco and to age and stockpile the leaf.
In addition to the H99 wrapper, the remainder of the blend features San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte binder over Nicaraguan, Honduran, and Pennsylvania filler tobaccos.
“The H99 Connecticut Corojo is the triumphant result of hybridity, including traits of … dysfunction, functionality, flexibility, adaptability, survival, replicability, and most importantly procreation,” says Drew Estate Founder and President, Jonathan Drew. “In all my 26 years of experience as a tobacco man, I have never witnessed a tobacco hybridization with the depth and body of this Stalk-Cut Habano and Connecticut Corojo leaf. It’s nice to walk into the storage area at the factory and finally see some bales aged and stacked up, ready for production. Get your lighters ready … let’s burn.”
The Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo is available in one size – 6 x 52. The cigars are presented in 24-count boxes. Pricing is set at an MSRP of $382.80/box and $15.95/cigar.
At a glance, here is a look at the Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo:
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Connecticut Corojo
Binder: San Andres Otapan
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Pennsylvania
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Toro: 6 x 52