For the first time in its history, Drew Estate’s Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Connecticut Criollo cigar will be regularly available as monthly allocation for qualifying Drew Diplomat Program participants beginning in mid-June.
Due to the limited supply of the tobaccos used in each Liga Privada expression, production for all Liga Privada cigars is limited because the magnificent Connecticut River Valley capa leaves, which are the hallmark for every Liga Privada cigar, remain the most difficult component to secure. This is especially true for the Liga Privada 10 Aniversario Connecticut Criollo.
Just one Connecticut River Valley farmer cultivates the capa leaf for Liga Privada 10 Aniversario cigars. This very rare hybrid leaf combines the best elements of Broadleaf and Criollo and it is used only for Liga Privada 10 Aniversario. Since Liga Privada 10 Aniversario’s introduction, Drew Estate has only periodically released small batches of the cigars due to the rarity of the Connecticut Criollo leaf. Working with the farmer, Drew Estate has planted more of the Connecticut Criollo each year and has steadily aged and stockpiled enough of the precious leaf to ramp up Liga Privada 10 Aniversario’s production to now make it regularly available.
Liga Privada 10 Aniversario is a brawny gem that celebrates the unrivaled artistry of Liga Privada. Featuring a signature Cola de Pescado (fishtail) head and a closed foot, only Drew Estate’s most celebrated torcedores may roll the cigars. Liga Privada 10 Aniversario’s Connecticut Criollo capa covers a San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte capote from Mexico and a tripa blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, as well as Pennsylvania Green River One Sucker. Dense and earthy with an intense peppery spice, Liga Privada 10 Aniversario is a full throttle beast of a smoke that commands your respect from its first light through the last puff.
“Liga Privada 10 Aniversario is a tribute to the remaining old-school tobacco growers in the Connecticut River Valley who produce the capas for Liga Privada,” says Drew Estate Founder and President, Jonathan Drew. “The magnificent cigar also honors our loyal consumers who’ve stood by our side through the ups and downs all these years. Today’s news is certainly welcome, as more people will now get to experience Liga Privada 10 Aniversario’s bold, luxurious and commanding presence … so let’s get luxuriating, party peoples.”
Available exclusively at qualifying Drew Diplomat Program participants, Liga Privada 10 Aniversario cigars are packaged in 10-count boxes with an MSRP of $183/box and $18.30/cigar. A list of qualifying Drew Diplomat retailers has been made available.