With the current COVID-19 pandemic and many states under "stay-at-home" orders, many cigar events are either canceled or postponed. Many manufacturers and cigar event planners are planning for more virtual events and herfs. See the press release from Drew Estate below, and check the Smokeasy Cigar and Whisky Event Calendar link on the home page for updates on events.
Drew Estate announces today it will be hosting “FREESTYLE LIVE”, a virtual herf, through Facebook Live and Instagram Live on March 31st from 7pm-9pm EST featuring Jonathan Drew, Willy Herrera, Pedro Gomez and Juan Martinez from Joya de Nicaragua.
Drew Estate Freestyle Live is a unique social media event that gives cigar smokers everywhere a chance to interact with the Drew Estate Ambassador Crew and have a chance to score some unique unreleased swag – not yet available to any consumers. We felt that in a time of social distancing, it is important to unite together over our love of the leaf, light up a favorite Drew Estate cigar and enjoy each other’s company.
From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate exclaims “I vividly remember September 11, 2001 as well as the weeks following. I had returned to New York City for an important meeting and simply couldn’t get back to the factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. I remember the daily calls to our Drew Estate factory way before it was actually titled La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, when we were just a little fabricita in the valley. These calls were deeply important because they connected us in brotherhood during the darkest of times. Today, we face a new challenge that has isolated each of us in various ways, many from family and best of friends, as well as from our BOTL and SOTL face to face communities. On Tuesday, 3/31 at 7pm be prepared to grab your favorite cigar and booze varietal and tune in. Let’s chat, politic, ditto …”
About Drew Estate Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Larutan by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.