Drew Estate has announced it has begun shipping to Drew Diplomat retailers its Blackened Cigars M81, a cigar done in collaboration with James Hatfield of Metallica, and Master Distiller Rob Dietrich. The cigar was announced early last September.

Dietrich and Drew Estate President Jonathan Drew have been friends for many years. It was Dietrich who introduced Metallica lead singer James Hetfield to Drew.  The idea was floated about creating a cigar brand. From there, the wheels were put in motion to create a cigar that shared the vision of the Blackened Brand.

“I am stoked to present BLACKENED Cigars ‘M81’ by Drew Estate to the world,” commented Dietrich in a press release. “It is a heavy leaf cigar that’s all about the taste and the blend. Maduro to the core, BLACKENED ‘M81’ is rich and powerful with alluring notes of espresso, leather and dark chocolate, that will satisfy the most experienced cigar smokers, but it is beautifully balanced so newer cigar smokers can enjoy it too.”

“The worldwide release of BLACKENED Cigars ‘M81’ by Drew Estate with Metallica and BLACKENED American Whiskey straight shocked the system of the entire cigar world,” added Drew. “It was like every cigar hotline in North America was blaring red alert as the good people rejoiced with us to celebrate this piece of heavy metal and heavy leaf history. My good homie Rob Dietrich was the connector between Hetfield and myself … after that the energy just went crazy across all teams, mediums and platforms!!!”

For more details on Blackened Cigars M81, see our coverage from earlier this year.

Cigar News: Drew Estate Collaborates with Metallica for Blackened

Photo Credits: Drew Estate