Coinciding with Father’s Day, Drew Estate has announced its plans for the annual release of its sought-after Flying Pig cigars in the Liga Privada and Undercrown series.
The fan-favorite Flying Pig size originally debuted in November 2009 with a limited run of 2,000 boxes in the original Liga Privada No. 9 blend. The peculiar vitola is sized at 4⅛” × 60—a short and tapered perfecto that is finished with an oversized pigtail cap. The cigars were originally inspired from a photograph of an 1895 cigar salesman’s size-selection case and recreated at the La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory, subsequently becoming the most elusive vitola from Drew Estate. In 2010, Drew Estate followed with a limited run of Flying Pig cigars in the Liga Privada T52 blend, eventually branching out to include an Undercrown version in 2012 (originally released exclusively for the Netherlands market).
As of 2017, with the introduction of Drew Estate’s Undercrown Sun Grown blend, the Flying Pig vitola now includes five blends total: Liga Privada No. 9, Liga Privada T52, Undercrown Maduro, Undercrown Shade, and Undercrown Sun Grown. Flying Pig cigars have ben released in limited/annual runs consecutively for the past few years, offered exclusively to Drew Diplomat retailers across the country.
2018’s release will arrive at store shelves in time for Father’s Day (less than one week away). Flying Pig cigars are packaged in boxes of 12 cigars and will retail for $181.20 (Liga Privada blends) and $152.64 (Undercrown blends). While production has previously reached heights of 4,000 boxes, 2018’s offering has been lowered to 2,500 boxes per blend (150,000 cigars total).
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