Drew Estate unveiled a slew of highly unorthodox blends at the 2016 IPCPR show, building on the already-unique attributes of their Kentucky Fire Cured cigars. For Swamp Thang and Swamp Rat, the cigars offer two wrappers (divided under the cigar’s band), with a bright green candela leaf being the focal point of the new blend.

Kentucky Fire Cured cigars originally debuted in 2013, with DE offering their take on fire-cured tobaccos—an old-school technique that uses smoked wood (such as hickory) under the curing tobaccos to impart smokey, barbecue-like flavors onto the tobacco.

While multiple companies have offered fire-cured blends, Drew Estate is the first to pair the style with a candela wrapper, with a resulting profile described as:

Pairing the smokiness of Fire Cured Tobacco with the sweetness of Candela wrapper, Kentucky Fire Cured Swamp creates a uniquely balanced, complex and savory cigar; perfect for fans of both Fire Cured and Candela tobaccos.

The cigars are shipping in three sizes, using 10-count paper packaging similar to other MUWAT cigars, as well as larger, refillable treys for retailers.

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Swamp Thang Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Candela
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed (incorporates Fire Cured leaf)
  • Factory: Joya de Nicaragua (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Packaging: 10-ct bundles | Refillable Retailer Treys
  • Vitolas: 3
  • Price: $7.50 – $8.75
  • Release: Now Shipping
  • Swamp Thang Toro: 6 x 52 (MSRP $8.75)
  • Swamp Thang Robusto: 5 x 54 (MSRP $8.29)
  • Swamp Rat: 6 x 46 (MSRP $7.50)