Name – Drew Estate Florida Sun Grown
Size – Robosto
Wrapper – Brazilian Mata Fina
Tobacco Blend – Florida, Nicaragua, Honduras
Pricing – $8.70 – $13.00
Body – Medium +
The band is gold, tan and teal with a big FSG across the middle.
The cigar is a rich dark brown with some milk chocolate marbling in color. There are no veins but had slight visible seams. The wrapper is shiny and double capped.
Aroma – Smoked wood and Barnyard
Type of Cut – V-Cut
Cold Draw – Maple Syrup and Cedar
First Third – A woody tea like note with some citrus components kick off this cigar’s flavor profile. Few minutes in, a maple comes out on the finish and holds. It eventually turns into roasted nutty flavor mixed with some pepper. A lot of flavor transitions happening quickly in this cigar. Really interesting. Burn is wavy. Ash is white and solid.
Second Third – Nutty and wood notes begin this third with the citrus moving to the finish. Burn slightly wavy. Ash fell off at the 2.5-inch mark.
Final Third – Nuts and oak finish this cigar up in a real masculine way. Burn remained slightly wavy.
Overall the Florida Sun Grown is great new release (2016) by Drew Estate Cigars. The flavor profile was definitely distinct to really show off what Florida can produce as a tobacco product. I was fortunate enough to get this cigar at Corona Cigar (the owner co-produced this with Drew Estate Cigars) in Orlando which they highlighted pretty heavily in their shop.
About Drew Estate Cigars – http://drewestate.com/