Drew Estate is commemorating ten years of Undercrown with the global release of Undercrown 10, a bold new ultra-premium addition to Undercrown’s current premium lineup of Maduro, Shade and Sun Grown expressions.
To celebrate the brand’s anniversary in 2021, Drew Estate is getting “All Dekked Out,” a tag line that denotes Undercrown 10’s elegant packaging and reinforces the pride of Undercrown’s ten years of excellence. The new, sophisticated packaging is surpassed only by Undercrown 10’s complex, rich and bold blend of ultra-premium aged tobaccos that includes the highest priming of Mexican San Andres dark wrapper, the very finest Broadleaf binder from the Connecticut River Valley, and a tripa blend of select and rare Nicaraguan tobaccos.
This is a very attractive cigar with a smooth Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The foot has aromas of very dark cocoa. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a pour of Corralejo Reposado Tequila with a Topo Chico back.
As the TPE International Trade Show approaches, TPE is putting out information about impending tobacco restrictions. They hosted experts from TMG and NATO to speak about their work to lobby the federal and state governments.
They spoke about the health of the industry during a pandemic. Some manufacturers closed shop but sales increased in the second half of 2020 to make it a good year for cigars. Right now, the big issue with sales is back orders but speakers reported that most manufacturers are up and running and are working their way to get back.
This cigar has a six-sided box press with a medium dark wrapper that is very smooth and somewhat oily. Only very light tobacco aromas are in the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Tonight’s beverage is a Shiner Bock, a safe pairing for any smoke.
The initial smoke is very smooth and rich. The flavor profile is medium bodied and tobacco forward. The ash is mottled grey. The burn is even. In the first third the flavor profile takes on a loamy sweetness with hints of coffee and cocoa. The retohale remains smooth and full. The ash looks fairly solid and taps off in a solid chunk leaving a sharp cone. The burn begins to be diagonal.