Drew Estate Nica Rustica
The Nica Rustica by Drew Estate has a dark Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, Grade A Nicaraguan fillers from Jalapa and Esteli, and a Mexican San Andres Negro binder. Robust flavor, rich white smoke, and it's rougher appearance really have it living up to it's "rustic" name. If you haven't tried any of Drew Estate's non-flavored offerings, I highly recommend the Nica Rustica as a place to start.
From Drew Estate: “This is a medium to full bodied smoke – it is blended to be rustic – un-polished, un-refined, for hard core tobacco lovers. Con Orgullo (with pride) is embedded deep within the people and the culture of Esteli, Nicaragua. Estelianos have embraced the image of “El Brujito” as a sign of pride and display it though-out their city in iron works, graffiti and sculpture. Carved into stone over 6,000 years ago by a flourishing Pre-Columbian civilization, “El Brujito” literally means “Witch Doctor” or to the locals “the Shaman”. Early Shamanic practices included the use of tobacco in ceremonial and medicinal rituals. Taste Profile: Dark, rustic, spicy, robust – very long finish.“Cigar Style: A potent, robust and fulfilling smoke.
The Nica Rusticas are very dark, spicy, and robust...they smoke like they look, no subtleties. The packaging is also very minimal and artisanal with the El Brujito, coming in 25-ct black craft paper bundles. The new sizes of the Nica Rustica, the Belly and the Short Robusto will be available in 25-ct black craft paper bundles similar to the current Nica Rustica “El Brujito."