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Drew Estate

Esteli, Nicaragua
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About Drew Estate
Take a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan Cigar Factory and begin exploring the eco-tourism of Nicaragua. Visit our Esteli-based factory, La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, and blend your own cigars using some of our most sought-after tobaccos.
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AngyeFox wrote a review May 2018
Tampa, Florida10 contributions4 helpful votes
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From the moment you begin the Cigar Safari experience you are baptized in the Drew Estate culture. We were greeted on the Cigar Safari bus by Henry Pineda, our tour guide. Henry over the next few days filled our brains with valuable cigar knowledge, tickled us with his humor and blew us away with his passion for everything DE. Then we met creative genius Jessi Flores who went from street punk graffiti artist to head of the most prominent marketing giant in the cigar industry as manager of Subculture Studios. Bring with you shirts, hats, travel humidors, lunch box, whiskey bottle, skateboard, whatever you can pack in your luggage to be customized by this amazing design team with your own Drew Estate souvenir. You are limited only by your own imagination. The true highlight of the Cigar Safari was blending my own cigars. One at the Joya de Nicaragua factory where I created the secretly smooth with a kick Sly Fox and then at the Drew Estate factory where I blended the spicy FireFox. (Hint, contains a 1/4 leaf of Kentucky Fire Cured tobacco). I got to bring home ten cigars of each which I let rest for a few months in my humidor. Finally, as a devout Catholic, I was truly touched by all the statues of Virgin Mary and Jesus on display throughout the Cigar Safari compound. I was truly blessed to be baptized in the Drew Estate culture.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Kelly H wrote a review May 2018
Savage, Minnesota4 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't say enough about my experience and the knowledge and people. From the time we landed at the airport to the bitter end. The hospitality was amazing. The food was unbelievable. The cigars....over the top. The artwork...out of this world. I can't wait to go back. The friends I made on this trip.....Jonathon, Jessi, Henry,Edward, the staff, gracias
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Date of experience: November 2017
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KAvegas wrote a review May 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada12 contributions7 helpful votes
I had heard all the hype and was fortunate enough to win a ticket to Safari 2018 from the good folks at Cigar Auctioneer. From the moment Henry and crew picks you up on the Safari bus, you are 100% immersed in the culture and lifestyle of Nicaragua. If you are a new cigar smoker or a seasoned vet, this trip is an absolute must for your bucket list. The only bad part of the whole trip was it had to end! The memories and the friendships made will last a lifetime.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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brentamark wrote a review May 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution4 helpful votes
This makes my second trip to Esteli Nicaragua, Drew Estate and the Cigar Safari. First, if you are a cigar lover, even slightly, this is a must-do on your bucket list. The cigars are phenomenal and the understanding you will take with you will give you a newfound appreciation for the process, the work that goes into each cigar, but most of all - the people. And that is my second and really main point. This trip is more than a great time and an opportunity to smoke great cigars. You learn about the culture and history of Nicaragua and the wonderful people. Hands down it is this that makes the trip go above and beyond expectations. From Jessi Flores and the Subculture Studios you will get to see incredible works of art and you can bring come back with you. With Henry Pineda and Edward Solorzano you will be in great hands learning about Nicaragua, the people, the cigar industry, and down to the feel, flavor, and characteristics of a tobacco leaf. With great facilities, incredible hosts, and great food, this trip has everything you need to make sure you learn, have fun, and have a great time with great cigars. After two trips in back to back years, I am no less excited and hopeful that I will get a chance to go again next year. It is worth it. Thanks to all of the family at Drew Estate for giving me such a wonderful experience - TWICE!!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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vegastechie wrote a review May 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada8 contributions4 helpful votes
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For anyone who enjoys cigars (from six a day or one every once in awhile) this is the trip for you! Cigarafication: you will learn all about the cigar making process from seed to finished product in your hand. Food: Freaking Phenomenal!!! Great people: you will hang with fellow cigar smokers, who of course are real salt of the earth type people. History: You will learn the history of Tobacco in Nicaragua, and hear the history and inside stories of Drew Estate. Art: Meet the innovative mind of Jessi who is responsible for all the Drew art. Even bring your own stuff to have painted. Again- trip of a lifetime. Of course it is the hardest ticket in town to obtain, but if you get a chance - GO!!!!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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