Having been friends for well over a decade, Dietrich and Drew always wanted to combine their talents to collaborate on something special, and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity. Samples from the Drew Estate portfolio were sent to Hetfield and Dietrich who kept cigar journals to critique the cigars and identify what they liked and disliked about each one. After two years of enjoying and sampling cigars together, the group decided on the exact flavor profile that would become BLACKENED Cigars "M81" by Drew Estate.
"This was a project that was purely born from passion, for music, for fellowship, for life, and all the in-between moments within," says Dietrich. "James, Jonathan and I worked together to create what we feel like is the perfect cigar. The result is truly a monster of flavor, all-maduro, designed with definitive depth for darker and bolder palates."
BLACKENED Cigars "M81" by Drew Estate presents a journey through different Maduro leaves, starting with a thick and oily Maduro wrapper that's grown in the rich volcanic soil of Mexico's San Andres Valley. The blend includes a thick and meaty Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Maduro binder and a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro tobaccos, including the boldest Pennsylvania Broadleaf ligero in Drew Estate's vast tobacco inventory. Maduro to the Core, BLACKENED Cigars "M81" by Drew Estate is dark, bold, rich and powerful with alluring notes of espresso, leather and dark chocolate.
"Hetfield, Dietrich, and the DE team have dedicated an immense amount of time into this historic brand," adds Drew. "BLACKENED Cigars "M81" by Drew Estate reveals layer-after-layer of Maduro's deepest, darkest, most magical, and mysterious character that narrates a defining story of just one thing - passion!"
Presented in beautiful copper-accented black 20-count boxes, BLACKENED Cigars "M81" by Drew Estate debuts in four sizes: Robusto (5 x 50), Toro (6 x 52), Corona Doble (7 x 50), and Corona (5 x 43). Exclusively available to Drew Diplomat Program participants