The Nica Rustica cigar was first launched at the 2013 IPCPR in a 6x52 size. It was created by the Drew Estate to showcase the beauty of cigars that come from Esteli, Nicaragua. In a press release, Jonathon Drew stated, Nica Rustica was created as a tribute to the hard working cigar culturein Esteli, Nicaragua.
The cigar accomplished this tribute with all Nicaraguan filler tobacco from Esteli and Jalapa, a Mexican San Andres Negro binder and a Connecticut Broadleaf Mediums wrapper. It’s similar to a Drew Estate cigar launched years ago- the Liga Privada, in that it has a broadleaf wrapper. However, the Privada cigar uses a Darks Broadleaf wrapper, giving it much different flavor from the Nica Rustica cigar.
The cigar was a big success, and Drew Estate has expanded on the line. At the 2015 IPCPR, they launched two different sizes. The Nica Rustica cigar is now available in 7 ½ x54 and is called Nica Rustica Belly plus 4 ½ x 50, Nica Rustica Short Robusto. Just like the original size of the cigar, it’s available in bundles of 25.
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