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*Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Robusto


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Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Robusto is an ultra premium cigar from Drew Estates that began as a show of friendship between Jonathan Drew and Julian Van Winkle, President of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery. Back in 2010, blending and sampling began on this particular cigar as a test of a young Willy Herrera’s cigar blending skills. When presented with a box of unnamed cigars at Cigar Aficionado’s A Night to Remember by Jonathan Drew in 2016, Julian Van Winkle was immediately hooked. Later, when visiting and touring the famed Drew Estate factory, Van Winkle was given even more of the mysterious, yet delicious cigars, which he smoked throughout the visit. Shortly thereafter, the cigar went into limited production and was renamed Pappy Van Winkle Tradition in honor of Julian Van Winkle and his famous bourbon distillery. As a side note, Willy Herrera proved his worth many times over and is now the master blender at Drew Estate—not too shabby of a title for someone his age. This amazing Nicaraguan cigar features a rich brew of extensively aged fillers from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, an Indonesian binder, and a gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper. Even Jonathan Drew himself marvels at the complexity and well-rounded flavor profile offered by Pappy Van Winkle Tradition.

 

Neatly tucked in boxes of 10 and adorned with two bands, Pappy Van Winkle Tradition certainly looks like a world-class cigar. However, it goes far beyond just looks. Masterful construction offers a smooth draw and a generous amount of smoke, beginning with a deep earthy core and soon developing notes of chocolate and nuts. Nicaraguan spice remains constant throughout, along with subtle hints of cedar and cinnamon. Spicy, sweet, and delightfully complex, it’s no wonder Pappy Van Winkle Tradition garnered instant fame soon after its release. Pappy Van Winkle sits on the heavy end of medium-full-bodied and is offered in 5 sizes, each tailored to true aficionados. The Robusto is a 5 ½ “ x 54 vitola offering cool, flavorful smoke right from the get-go.

 

It is common knowledge by now that when Jonathan Drew releases a non-flavored cigar, it’s meant for a more experienced audience. Only the most seasoned of connoisseurs will be able to truly appreciate the immense bouquet of flavor offered by this medium-full-bodied treat. Pappy Van Winkle Tradition pairs extremely well with bourbon, especially considering that it was named to commemorate a bourbon distillery. In fact, the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery even released a special bourbon soon after its introduction. Fans of other Drew Estate masterpieces such as Liga Privada and Herrera Esteli will no doubt want to give Pappy Van Winkle Tradition a try, as it represents yet another incredible blend to add to the list of highly limited and sought-after sticks coming out of La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate. Yet another Drew Estate cigar with a funny name and serious attributes, Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Robusto Grande is a must-try for any serious aficionado of fine cigars, especially those who enjoy bourbon alongside their beloved stogies.

Additional Information
Strength Medium
Brand Pappy Van Winkle Tradition
Size 5 1/2 x 54
Wrapper Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder Indonesian
Filler Dominican, Nicaraguan
Origin Nicaragua
Shape Robusto

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