All Out Kings, a special collaboration between creative-minded brands Drew Estate and Caldwell Cigar Co., and rolled at the Joya de Nicaragua factory, has finally been given a solid release date after being introduced this summer. While cigars were offered to retailers at IPCPR 2016, shipments had been pushed past the original goal of November, with Robert last estimating a February, 2017 release when we last spoke in October. The delay is now reported to be due to the need for additional aging, according to Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera. The cigars are now slated for March, 2017, arriving in the same four sizes as originally planned.
Caldwell Cigar Co. and Drew Estate announced today that All Out Kings would be shipping in March of 2017, slightly delayed from the anticipated shipment date of November, 2016. All Out Kings is a collaborative project between the two companies that was announced early in 2016, and formally released at the 2016 IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
All out Kings will be shipped in four sizes: Smash (5 x 52), Give me your Lunch Money (5 ¾ x 46), Foreverlast (6 ½ x 54), and The Fourth Pose (6 x 54). The project is packaged in 20 count boxes.
Jonathan Drew was good and amped up when we caught him in front of the Wynwood Safehouse, quoting the lyrics of Biggie Smalls’ song Sky’s The Limit.
Because working so closely with Caldwell and Herrera results in a raw expression such as AOK, the extra wait is acceptable to me … It’s about the style in which we destroy, more important than the turns or money. I truly believe that Caldwell lives his brand the way we do Drew Estate.Jonathan Drew
Robert Caldwell noted:
From Little Havana, Miami, Willy Herrera stated: