Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Drew Diplomat Event Series Kicks Off


Drew Diplomat Event Series kicks off with the Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rat and at a Drew Diplomat Retailer near you!

Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the launch of the Drew Diplomat Event Series, an event tour that makes stops across the United States at Drew Diplomat Retailers. The final stop of this tour will take place on August 6, 2016 at the second annual Connecticut Barn Smoker, held on the same Connecticut River Valley farm that produces the wrapper for Drew Estate’s Liga Privada No. 9 and Liga Privada T52 cigars.

The Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rat is presented in a 6 ¼ x 46 Lonsdale vitola, featuring the iconic fan tail featured on many Unico Serie Cigars. The cigar features a Connecticut Broadleaf “High” Mediums Wrapper, with a Plantation Sungrown Brazilian Mata Fina Binder and filler leaves from Nicaragua and Honduras. In total, 5,000 Velvet Rats were produced in January 2015, and have since been at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate aging in the companies cold rooms. The cigar was previously released in October of 2012 at Tesa Cigars, limited to 100 bundles of 10, and at the first annual Connecticut River Valley Barnsmoker last August.

From Jonathan Drew’s Wynwood Safe House, he stated that, "fellowship is at the cornerstone of Drew culture, and now that we are over 5,000 members on DIPS, we wanted to do something extra-ordinary for you guys.  Over the last five years, peeps keep asking about snagging some Velvets. With this momentous Diplomat achievement, we wanted to get ya'll something bangin."

Drew Estate fans who are members of the Drew Diplomat Mobile App Program will also be eligible to receive an exclusive Liga Privada Unico Serie Velvet Rat when they make a qualifying promotional purchase at a Drew Estate event in Drew Diplomat Retailers between now and August 6, 2016, while supplies last. The Drew Diplomat mobile application launched on June 3, 2016 and is available on the App Store for iPhone® and iPod Touch® and on Google Play™ for Android™.

Jessi Flores, Director of Subculture Studios, dedicated a commemorative graffiti mural at De la Esquina de los Bancos media cuadra al Oeste in Esteli, Nicaragua, in honor of the first 5,000 Drew Diplomat Members. 

Jessi, also known as 'Victims', under his street art alias, mentioned that, “This mural is a process that is going to take the summer to complete. We started off with the Diplomat logo and added our unique techniques. We are dropping a Velvet Rat on the wall to compliment the Guardabarranco, the bird that represents our Country. We are proud to see Nicaragua play such a pivotal role in the Diplomat program."

President of Drew Estate, Michael Cellucci stated. “One of the main goals of creating Drew Diplomat was to connect our Drew Estate final consumers to the Retailers who have stood behind our premium cigars for so many years. Now, with the "Drew Diplomat Rewards Program" we are truly effective from both the on-line and in-store avenues.  It's a fun and effective approach to show appreciation to the Drew Estate extended family." 
Events that are currently scheduled at Drew Diplomat Retailers between today and August 6, 2016 are listed below. Drew Estate representatives will be present at the events to help answer any questions related to setting up the app on their mobile devices.

  • 06/28/2016 – The Beer Sellar in Newport, KY from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/29/2016 – Tobacco Road Outlet in Fayetteville, NC from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 06/29/2016 – Blend Bar and Cigar in Indianapolis, IN from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/29/2016 – Fort Orange Club in Albany, NY from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 06/29/2016 – Humidor Fine Cigars & Wine in Dothan, AL from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/29/2016 – ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Orlando, FL from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/30/2016 – Cigar Club in Modesto, CA from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/30/2016 – Up Down Tobacco in Chicago, IL from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/30/2016 – Brookelyn Premium Cigars in Wilmington, NC from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/30/2016 – Superior Smoke Shoppes in Natrona Heights, PA from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 06/30/2016 – Brennans in Taunton, MA from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • 06/30/2016 – ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Hudson, FL from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/01/2016 – Tobacco Road Outlet in Fuquay Varina, NC from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 07/01/2016 – Aficionado’s Premium Cigars in Coral Springs, FL from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/02/2016 – Three J’s in Davie, FL from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 07/02/2016 – East End Cigar Co in Myrtle Beach, SC from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 07/05/2016 – Tinderbox in Myrtle Beach, SC from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/06/2016 – Five Points Cigar Shop & Lounge in Athens, GA from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/07/2016 – Pars & Cigars in West Des Moines, IA from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 07/07/2016 – Jungle Jims in Fairfield, OH from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/08/2016 – Smoker Friendly in Pittsburgh, PA from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 07/08/2016 – Aphelion Cigar in Gambrills, MD from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/09/2016 – Cascade Cigar & Tobacco in Happy Valley, OR from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 07/09/2016 – Allegheny Smokeworks in Pittsburgh, PA from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 07/09/2016 – Buttheads Tobacco Emporium in Danbury, CT from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 07/09/2016 – Hawaii Prince Hotel in Honolulu, HI from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/09/2016 – Havana Mix Cigar Emporium in Memphis, TN from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/09/2016 – En Fuego Tobacco Shop in Rockwall, TX from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 07/11/2016 – Cup O Joes in Queensbury, NY from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 07/13/2016 – Genuine Tobacco Company in Columbia, PA from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/13/2016 – Park Avenue Club in Florham, NJ from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • 07/14/2016 – Cigar Box in Midwest City, OK from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/14/2016 – Cigars and More in Bakersfield, CA 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/14/2016 – Davidus Cigars in Baltimore, MD from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/14/2016 – La Casa Toledo in Toledo, OH from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 07/14/2016 – Tobacco Grove in Maple Grove, MN from 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • 07/15/2016 – The Cigar Box in Broken Arrow, OK from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • 07/15/2016 – Girouard Vineyards in Tulsa, OK from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 07/15/2016 – Old Oak Cigar Shop in Thousand Oaks, CA from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/15/2016 – Cigars Plus in Wyomissing, PA from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 07/15/2016 – West Coast Cigars in San Jose, CA from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/16/2016 – Planet RYO in Shrewsbury, PA from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 07/16/2016 – Three J’s in Davie, FL from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 07/17/2016 – Smoke Inn in Boynton Beach, FL from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 07/17/2016 – Smokes Wisconsin in Appleton, WI from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/20/2016 – Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe in Mckessport, PA from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/20/2016 – Cigar Loft in San Mateo, CA from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 07/20/2016 – Dallas Cigars in Dallas, TX from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/21/2016 – Cigar Club in Modesto, CA from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/21/2016 – Cross Street Tobacco in Baltimore, MD from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/21/2016 – ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Sarasota, FL from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/21/2016 – Smoker Friendly in Pittsburgh, PA from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • 07/21/2016 – Bloom Cigar Company in Pittsburgh, PA from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 07/22/2016 – Smoke inn in Del Rey Beach, FL from 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
  • 07/22/2016 – Slow Burns in Baltimore, MD from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 07/22/2016 – Tinderbox in Myrtle Beach, SC from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 08/02/2016 – Cup O Joes in Queensbury, NY from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 08/02/2016 – Smoke Cigar Shop in Bridgeville, PA from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • 08/02/2016 – Jernigans Cigar Bar Mount in Lebanon, PA from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 08/03/2016 – ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in St. Augustine, FL from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • 08/04/2016 – Habana Premium Cigar Shop in Albany, NY from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 08/05/2016 – Lil Brown Smoke Shack in Yakima, WA from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 08/05/2016 – Sid’s Tobacco Store in Memphis, TN from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • 08/06/2016 – Connecticut River Valley Barn Smoker in South Windsor, CT

To see all Drew Estate events download the new Drew Diplomat app on either Apple App Store or Google Play™ for Android™, visit this link: https://bnc.lt/m/xo5nWDcJyo.

About Drew Estate

Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Nirvana, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.