Named after Winston Churchill, who famously smoked as many as ten of these beauties a day, our version of this robust vitola is seven-inches long with a ring gauge of forty eight. And while Churchill’s smoking habits aren’t ones we’d suggest you emulate, it’s easy to understand the appeal of these flavorful, full-bodied smokes. Partnering with the talented artisans at Drew Estate in Estelí, Nicaragua, we’ve created a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind blend, using a unique barrel fermentation process. Throughout the 12-18 month fermentation period, bundles of Kentucky fire-cured tobacco are soaked in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels, imparting a unique flavor profile and aroma. Cigars are then hand-rolled and ready to smoke. The blend’s strength level is considered “Medium Plus,” which means it can be enjoyed by new smokers and longtime aficionados. Round out your smoking experience and pair your Barrel-Fermented Churchill with a tumbler of rye or another similarly spicy spirit.
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.