Drew Estate announced today the 2023 release of the limited-edition Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta, a cigar exclusive to the two Liga Privada Lounges, Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop in Havertown, PA and Barrister Cigars in Union, NJ. The Pancetta will be available beginning December 13th, 2023, when each of these exclusive retailers will host a special launch event.
The Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta is the union of two renowned Liga Privada blends, Liga Privada T52 and the Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig.
Featuring a Connecticut Stalk Cut and Cured Habano capa, this cigar starts with a spice blast and hearty aroma, leading the enthusiast on the complex journey through “LigaLandia.” A bold Brazilian Mata Fina binder and powerful filler leaves from Nicaragua and Honduras were selected to add raw might to the blend. The binder and filler leaves are the very same that go into the Liga Privada Unico Feral Flying Pig. These majestic tobaccos are skillfully rolled into a 4 ¾” x 50 belicoso, identified by a 2023 release footband, to make for an unforgettable smoking experience.
From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew President and Founder of Drew Estate adds, “Pancetta brings us back to the early days of the Liga Privada brandmark, representing the important brick & mortar friendships that deeply contributed to our initial success with the Liga Privada brand. In total we selected 52 Tobacconists throughout the USA, who we felt believed most highly in the LP project … and slowly, carefully, one-by-one, added accounts that shared our vision for the Connecticut River Valley, as well as a “Stalk Cut – Stalk Cured” process. Barrister Cigars and Wooden Indian were among our first accounts, immediately understanding the vision and showing the love and passion for the brand.”
David Mallow, owner of Barrister Cigars notes, “Since the opening of our Liga Privada Lounge with Jonathan Drew and the National Launch of two sizes of T52, Liga Privada has continually been one of the bestselling lines in our store. Our customers seek us out because of our Liga Privada selection and hard to find DE classics.”
David Mayer, owner of Wooden Indian, adds, “We were one of the first stores in the country to bring in Liga Privada, and we consider it a cornerstone of our humidor. This highly anticipated yearly release brings together both the tried-and-true Liga Loyalists and the budding Liga Lovers from all over the country as well as our friends locally, to share in the joy of Drew Estate and the wide variety of options our humidor provides.”
The Liga Privada Unico Pancetta is packaged in 24 count boxes with an MSRP of $299.00/box, sold exclusively through Wooden Indian Tobacco Shop and Barrister Cigars.