Drew Estate shocked cigar enthusiasts in 2016 with the introduction of a unique smoking experience known as Florida Sun Grown, or "FSG." The cigars are the result of Drew Estate's push towards new and exciting flavor experiences and Jeff Borysiewicz's (owner of Corona Cigar Co. and the FSG farm) desire to return tobacco agriculture to America's cigar-smoking mecca, the Sunshine State of Florida.
After a nearly 40-year absence of tobacco growth in Florida, Borysiewicz purchased 20 acres of land and began experimenting with Criollo ’98 and Corojo ’99 tobaccos. The first crop was harvested in 2013 and production has grown in quality and consistency each year since.
With the added time of curing, fermenting, and aging, the leaves made their big debut in the form of Drew Estate's Florida Sun Grown in 2016. This was crafted by Drew Estate Master Blender, Willy Herrera, showcasing FSG Corojo ’99 along with Nicaraguan tobacco in the cigar's filler. This core was then bound in a Honduran Habano leaf and finished with a dark and oily Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. FSG is simultaneously classic and unique, showcasing a medium-bodied profile with an emphasis on flavor; this is best evidenced by highlight characteristics of bright citrus, clean cedar, toasted oak, earth, zesty pepper, and sweet dried fruits though the finish.