Drew Estate

0061 - Herrera Esteli Maduro cigars, Tiger v Phil, North Sentinel Island, Christmas tree shortage

The team smokes Herrera Estelí Maduro cigars by Drew Estate, recaps our recent Cigar Snob Lechón Challenge, plots escape from North Sentinel Island, and remembers Thanksgiving diners past.

0055 - Smoking Liga No. 9 cigars, Dunkin' sheds the Donuts, and Tiger Woods is back

The Cigar Snob team enjoys Liga Privada No. 9 in Corona Viva, laments the bygone days of Dairy Queen before it became “DQ,” and wonder aloud about the fate of the newly abbreviated “Dunkin’.”

Also, Tiger Woods is winning golf tournaments and people are passing out on carnival rides. All that and more on this episode of the podcast.

0052 - Willy Herrera (Drew Estate master blender) and Jeff Borysiewicz (Corona Cigar, FSG)

At July’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, senior editor Nicolás Jiménez had a chance to sit down with Drew Estate master blender Willy Herrera and Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Orlando’s Corona Cigar as well as Florida Sun Grown, the Central Florida tobacco growing operation whose tobaccos have made their way into various premium cigars, including the eponymous FSG brand made by Drew Estate.

They talked about Willy’s blending process, what’s new in the Drew Estate portfolio, how the relationship between Drew Estate and FSG came together, and what it means to Jeff to produce premium cigar tobacco in his own backyard.

0048 - Camacho Coyolar cigars, meeting Old Dominion, and Erik's brisket

The Cigar Snob team is back. We're smoking Camacho Coyolar, the company's new Dominican puro. Also, we talk about Coney Island Hot Dogs, meeting country band Old Dominion, shooting in the Dominican Republic, and Erik's adventures in brisket.

0043 - What cigars we smoked at the IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas

On this episode, the Cigar Snob team recaps the 2018 IPCPR trade show, where a number of cigars brands and manufacturers debuted new product.

We also got our hands on some innovative new accessories, met Karl "The Mailman" Malone, and watched the World Cup Final when a small fire delayed the show. Ain't nobody got time for that.

0026 - FSG by Drew Estate, hazards of tobacco farming, and Cuba's new president

Cuba has a new president. What does that mean? Also, we smoke FSG by Drew Estate and talk about brand owner Jeff's revealing tobacco farm video.

0019 - MUWAT KFC Swamp Rat cigars, St. Patty's Day, and March Madness

Apologies for the late upload, people! We had been busy wrapping up an issue of the magazine. This episode was recorded just a few days before St. Patrick's Day 2018. We get into that, March Madness basketball, and a whole bunch more while enjoying Drew Estate's candela-wrapped MUWAT KFC Swamp Rat. Have you tried those? Let us know what you thought by emailing us at feedback@cigarsnobmag.com and we might read your note on an upcoming episode.

Ep. 0008: Remembering José Orlando Padrón

To bring you closer to the life of the late José Orlando Padrón — the Padrón Cigar family patriarch who died in December 2017 — we went to some of the family, friends, and cigar makers who knew him best.

In this special episode of the podcast, you'll hear from José Orlando's son Jorge, as well as Rocky Patel, Ernesto Pérez Carrillo, Jonathan Drew, Carlito Fuente, and José Oliva.

You'll also hear from tobacconists Craig Cass, Abe Dababneh, and Jorge Valdés.

FInally, Albert Hernández of The Bastards — the "secret society" of Padrón superfans — remembers laughing with his favorite cigar maker, and Fr. Willie García-Tuñón, S.J. tells the story of José Orlando's request for prayers that he leave this earth on a particular day.