BACKGROUND: In 2012, Papas Fritas was added to the Unico Serie line, Drew Estate’s limited small batch portfolio that includes such legendary cigars as the Dirty Rat, Ratzilla, L40, and others.
The idea for Papas Fritas revolved around the leftover tobacco clippings from Drew Estate’s Liga Privada line. The company kept these cuttings and used them as short filler inside the petite Papas Fritas cigar.
In Spanish, Papas Fritas means, “French Fries,” which is perhaps not only a reference to their size, but also to the fact that, like French fries, they can satisfy your need for something good in a small package.
Wrapped with a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, the blend is bound in a Brazilian Mata Fina binder, which conceals Honduran and Nicaraguan short-fillers from the Liga Privada No. 9.
FEATURED LIBATION: Firestone 2015 Sucaba Barley Wine
Sucaba is a barrel aged English Barley wine. This is one of Firestone’s Proprietor’s Reserve Series. This ale weighs in at 13.5% ABV and registers 42 on the IBU scale. The Firestone website describes this as a sipping beer best served in a Brandy snifter.
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