Drew Estate decided to call it Undercrown Shade. The new line uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Sumatra binder and Dominican criollo 98 fillers along with Nicaraguan Corojo and criollo. There’s a long list of changes from the original Undercrown blend which used a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over a Connecticut River Habano binder and fillers from Brazil and Nicaragua.
This is the first cigar Willy Herrera has blended that is actually not part of the Herrera Esteli line.
The original Undercrown was developed by the company’s production team due to the shortage of tobaccos that stopped rollers from smoking Liga Privada while working. As such, they used some tobaccos that were similar, but with different grades and primings along with the Mexican wrapper.
The Shade will be available in six sizes:
- Belicoso (6 x 52), $9
- Corona Doble (7 x 54), $9.50
- Corona (5 5/8 x 46), $7.50
- Gordito (6 x 60), $9.95
- Gran Toro (6 x 52), $8.25
- Robusto (5 x 54), $7.75