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Debuting four years after the original Undercrown, Drew Estate has unleashed the Undercrown Shade, fulfilling any Connecticut fan’s wish list. As with the original, these cigars have been blended “on the factory floor”, with the original rolling team responsible for the legendary Undercrown cigar taking another crack at the cigar’s counterpart. Word is, the team worked closely with Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera, with the goal of crafting a Connecticut shade cigar that would satisfy his demanding palate. The result is Undercrown Shade, showcasing a mil-medium blend with a kick not found in your granddaddy’s Connecticut.

The cigars arrive packaged similar to the original Undercrown, with a dark-shaded box, as opposed to the natural shade of the original. There are six vitolas at launch, with the same sizes as the baseline Undercrown cigars.

  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
  • Binder: Sumatra
  • Filler: Dominican Criollo 98 and Nicaraguan Criollo & Corojo
  • Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular release
  • Packaging: 25-ct boxes
  • Price: $6.50 – $8.50