Join DE at the 7th Annual Connecticut Barn Smoker on August 14th-15th where we highlight the rich & storied history of tobacco growing in Connecticut River Valley on Foster Farms.
13 years ago, in this very place Drew Estate spared no expense in cultivating the exceptional Broadleaf No.9 and Stalk-Cut Habano T52 leaf required to make Liga Privada a reality. These dense, juicy, thick, lush leaves – which are stunningly beautiful in taste, aroma, and appearance are historically bestowed only upon the farmers’ most important customer each growing season, and are treated as a reward, reinforcing the bond of partnership between farmer and manufacturer.
Translated to English, “Liga Privada” means “private blend.” It is the perfect name, as this cigar was originally crafted not for resale, but for our own personal humidors. Liga Privada No.9, a perfectly balanced blend of flavor & character showcases a highly coveted Connecticut Broadleaf Oscuro wrapper. Liga Privada T52, a more robust blend with notes of black pepper & spice utilizes a rare Stalk-Cut Habano seed wrapper that adds a never-ending finish to an epic smoke. Both Liga’s are a complex marriage of seven distinct aged tobaccos handcrafted by our absolute best torcedors. Each cigar is guaranteed to be flawless in construction, flavor, and character…without exception.
Drew Estate’s 2021 Barn Smoker program will include a few small changes to protect attendees and Drew Estate personnel and event vendors from Covid-19. The Connecticut and Florida Barn Smokers, typically the two largest events in the Barn Smoker calendar, will each be spread over two separate event days, which will accommodate smaller crowds for each event session and each event session will require a separate ticket Additionally, Drew Estate will follow any local protocols required to ensure safety at the events.
As always, Barn Smoker attendees will enjoy an immersive deep dive into a variety of unique sensory activations that will focus on Drew Estate brands, including: Undercrown, Herrera Estelí, Pappy Van Winkle, Joya de Nicaragua, FSG, Tabak Especial and ACID, while chillin’ with Drew Estate ambassadors, including company founder and president, Jonathan Drew; master blender, Willy Herrera; and La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory spokesman, Pedro Gomez. Of course, your favorite Drew Estate sales force members will be at the Barn Smokers as well. There are three ticket tiers available for each 2021 Barn Smoker—General Admission, VIP and VIP Plus Dinner. General Admission tickets enable consumers to attend one day of the Barn Smoker event and includes a packet of swag and 10 Drew Estate cigars. Consumers who purchase a VIP ticket will have early access to the farm to join us for a Tabak Especial breakfast experience and receive exclusive VIP Barn Smoker swag. The VIP Plus Dinner ticket will include an invitation to dinner with Drew Estate Ambassadors on the Friday night before each Barn Smoker, early access for a Tabak breakfast experience and admission for both days of the 2-day farm events.
You will also receive a voucher to purchase 10 cigars for $10.00 from our onsite retailer which include cigars listed below:
1 – Liga Privada – Unico – “A”
1 – Nica Rustica – EL Brujito
1 – Liga Privada – No. 9 – Toro
1 – Liga Privada – T52 – Toro
1 – Liga Privada – Unico – UF-13
1 – Liga Privada – Unico – Ratzilla
1 – Liga Privada – Unico – Velvet Rat
1 – JDN – Numero Uno – L’ambassadeur
1 – Undercrown – Shade – Suprema
1 – Mystery Cigar Announced Later
We recommend attendees bring additional cash to purchase raffle tickets supporting Cigars for Warriors, raffle tickets will be
1 Ticket for $5.00
10 Tickets for $20.00
75 Tickets for $100.00
Envisioned and inspired by Jonathan Drew to bring people, brands, and local businesses to American Tobacco Farms, these events also serve to raise awareness for Cigars for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) charity whose sole focus is to support the American military. Please bring additional cash for the raffle.
We will be raffling off HUGE prizes from Subculture Studios including Mega Standing Ashtrays and more!
All proceeds will be donated to Cigars for Warriors to continue their mission provided premium handmade cigars to our dedicated men and women around the world.
Parking and Event Registration open at 9 AM!