This classic blend, which was developed by Jonathan Drew and Willy Herrera of Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, was personally selected by our father Julian Van Winkle to represent our family’s famed Old Rip Van Winkle bourbons. Hand-rolled in Nicaragua, our premium Tradition collection, which includes three unique vitolas, features an oily Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, an Indonesian binder, and a blend of aged Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers for a fragrant, full-bodied smoke. Top-notes of chocolate, earth, and leather are balanced by hints of raw cocoa, cashews, and sweet tobacco. Our six-inch Toros—also called corona gordas or ‘fat coronas’—are meant to be savored slowly so save this for a special occasion, even if it's just a long lazy evening at home. Bonus: The stout ring gauge of fifty two makes for a richer, more flavorful smoke.
The passion project of two college buddies from New York (Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel), Drew Estates, based in Esteli, Nicaragua, is the result of decades of hardwork and a commitment to rolling some of the finest cigars you can find. They’re also deeply committed to supporting the people who work for them, creating an inspiring art-filled workspace and providing both healthcare and reliable transportation.
Our cigars arrive sealed and shrink wrapped in cellophane. We are unable to accept returns on opened boxes.
How quickly your cigars will dry out depends on the humidity in the air. More humid climates are better for cigars. In general, you should store cigars in a humidor or airtight bag within a few days of receiving your cigars. If you don't have a humidor we suggest putting the cigars in a plastic food storage bag or container. For every 25 cigars stored, put a damp sponge or paper towel in the bag or container. Store the bag on a shelf or in a closet.