Drew Estate will resume its Barn Smoker program in 2021 starting in August after a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus.
The company will host three Barn Smokers – events held at farms in which participants learn the finer points of tobacco growing and processing – beginning in Ellington, Connecticut on Aug. 14-15, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Oct. 9 and Nov. 13-14 in Clermont, Florida.
The programs will make some COVID concessions; the Connecticut and Florida Barn Smokers, typically the two largest events in the Barn Smoker calendar, will each be spread over two days to accommodate smaller crowds for each event session and each event session will require a separate ticket. Drew Estate will follow any local protocols required.
Attendees will get an immersive dive into tobacco and cigar production that will focus on Drew Estate brands, including: Undercrown, Herrera Estelí, Pappy Van Winkle, Joya de Nicaragua, FSG, Tabak Especial and ACID. On hand will be Drew Estate ambassadors, including company founder and president, Jonathan Drew, master blender, Willy Herrera, and La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory spokesman, Pedro Gomez.
Each guest will receive special Drew Estate cigars and Barn Smoker swag, while tasting local cuisine and sampling premium spirits.
“Last year was tough for everybody and we all missed celebrating American tobacco, smoking and having a drink together,” Drew said in a statement. “But 2021 is going to prove that we are all unbeaten and unbowed. This year’s Barn Smokers will have a bit more special meaning than before because we’re finally going be together again in #fellowship after a long period of isolation. I’m excited to bond with everyone and raise money for our Cigars For Warriors peeps.”
There are three ticket tiers available for each 2021 Barn Smoker—General Admission, VIP and VIP Plus Dinner. General admission tickets enable consumers to attend one day of the Barn Smoker event and includes a packet of swag and 10 Drew Estate cigars. Consumers who purchase a VIP ticket will have early access to the farm to join us for a Tabak Especial breakfast experience and receive VIP Barn Smoker swag. The VIP Plus Dinner ticket will include an invitation to dinner with Drew Estate Ambassadors on the Friday night before each Barn Smoker, early access for a Tabak breakfast experience and admission for both days of the 2-day farm events.Ticket information is available at www.barnsmoker.com.