American Tobacco is Back!
Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Co. and Florida Sun Grown aka FSG, operates the only registered tobacco farm in all of Florida.
Jeff Borysiewicz and Jonathan Drew are no strangers to quality tobacco.
Neither is Drew Estates commitment to American tobacco.
So it comes as no surprise that they would work together with Master Blender Willy Herrera on this prized cigar.
Drew Estate FSG. Florida Sun Grown
The main FSG blend features Florida Sun Grown filler with select Nicaraguan fillers.
The binder is a Habano seed tobacco from Honduras.
The cigar is then finished with a beautiful silky smooth Brazilian Mata Fina Wrapper.
- Wrapper: Brazil
- Binder: Honduran Habano
- Filler: Florida Sun Grown & Nicaragua
- Limited Edition Trunk-Pressed Toro (6 x 54)
- Robusto (5 x 54)
- Toro (6×52)
- Sixty (6 x 60)
The Experience: Drew Estate FSG Florida Sun Grown Toro (6 x 52)
The initial mouth feel and pre draw was smooth but with a slight resistance to it, which opened right up when lit.
I was captivated by its earthy grass aroma and warm coffee notes in the first third.
By the second it had developed more of hint of citrus an dried berry flavor with the slightest of sweetness like that of a Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.
Getting down to the end it was consistent with notes of coffee, earth and dried berry. The construction which was strong with white ash in the first two thirds remained with and even burn until the end.
It was time to put this great cigar to rest.
I enjoyed the smoke and white ash of this cigar. It was pleasing to the mouth and easy to smoke.
The Florida Sun Grown would be an excellent choice to unwind after working in the yard with the smell of fresh cut grass and the heat of the afternoon.
My choice of beverage would be a hoppy, bright IPA beer to pair.
Florida Sun Grown
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From the Florida Sun Grown Farm in Clermont, Florida Jeff Borysiewicz said,
“Drew Estate’s commitment to the American tobacco movement is unmatched.
From the Connecticut River Valley, to barns in Kentucky, and to my farm in Clermont, Florida, nobody supports American leaf farmers like Drew Estate.
Since 2010 I’ve pioneered the resurgence of Florida tobacco believing that consumers in the United States would be excited to bring American tobacco agriculture back to the forefront. When I purchased the land for our farm, I spent countless hours analyzing the temperature, sun-light, wind, humidity, and altitude that would bring my farm as close to the conditions of Pinar del Rio, Cuba as possible.
These are very exciting times for this farm and for American tobacco.”
From his Wynwood Safehouse, President and Founder of Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew said,
“My friendship with Jeff spans almost 20 years. When Jeff first approached me about his idea to bring Florida tobacco back to the premium cigar industry I promised him that Drew Estate would stand by his side, just as we have done with the farmers in Connecticut and Kentucky.
Pioneering anything is never easy, but what Jeff and his entire company have done is a truly breakthrough innovation.
Drew Estate is genuinely committed to American tobacco.”
About Drew Estate
Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world.
Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts.
In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Isla del Sol, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, Florida Sun Grown, and Java by Drew Estate.
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