Drew Estate’s 2022 Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat will be available exclusively at Drew Diplomat Program partners beginning on June 15.
The 5.5 x 46 Year of the Rat ($17.12) is a Corona Gorda made with a Connecticut Broadleaf capa, a Brazilian capote and Nicaraguan and Honduran tripa tobaccos. It features the Liga Privada Unico Serie’s fantail head. Each Year of the Rat cigar is individually wrapped in gold foil and placed in embossed blue 10-count Liga Privada Unico boxes ($171.20).
Liga Privada Unico Serie Year of the Rat first appeared in 2016 to honor the 20th Anniversary of the Florida Panthers’ National Hockey League Stanley Cup finals appearance. During the Panthers’ run to the Finals, the team’s Scott Mellanby killed a rat in the locker room before scoring two goals in the game. Mellanby’s feat was a “Rat Trick,” and fans soon began tossing rubber rats onto the ice whenever the team scored.