Drew Estate and Pappy & Company are adding a 6 x 60 Gordo to the Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented line. The new vitola is initially available exclusively on Pappy & Company’s website, pappyco.com, before becoming accessible to Drew Diplomat Program participants next year.
The cigars feature a Tapa Negra-style Kentucky barrel-aged wrapper over a Mexican San Andres base wrapper, with Nicaraguan binder, and Nicaraguan and Kentucky filler tobaccos.
“Pappy Barrel Fermented stands alone as the most difficult, complex blend we have ever produced due to the intricate level of leaf processing in both Kentucky and Louisiana, as well as leaf placement at the factory floor,” Jonathan Drew, president of Drew Estate, said in a press release. “Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented is complicated to produce, and this is the singular reason that we produce very few of them.”
Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Barrel Fermented Gordo cigars are packaged in 10-count boxes priced at $175/box or $17.50/cigar.