Drew Estate is set to launch an entirely new expression of Liga Privada 10 that will become available at the Intertabac Show in Dortmund, Germany, beginning on Sept. 14.
Available only to international markets, Liga Privada 10 Selección de Mercado (52 x 152 mm – 6″, Toro) is handcrafted to highlight the bold characteristics of a specially curated Connecticut Criollo capa leaf that’s grown exclusively for Drew Estate by one farmer in the famed Connecticut River Valley. The cigar’s name is Spanish for “Market Selection” and is inspired by the old practice of selecting wrapper leaves for certain national markets by color. Drew Estate chose only the most beautiful rosado Connecticut Criollo leaves to grace Selección de Mercado.
“Selección de Mercado is Drew’s first truly global brand drop,” says Drew Estate Founder and President Jonathan Drew. “Liga Privada is notoriously bold, dense, hearty, earthy, and robust … true to the Connecticut River Valley. Seleccion de Mercado is different!!! It’s an experience of Liga Privada that’s truly unexpected, with the international cigar smoker at the forefront of our minds throughout our creative stages of development. The Selección de Mercado blend is like, ‘Yo homie, I didn’t think anybody could get a smoke like this in a cigar that’s not Cuban, but this Liga Privada nails it. That’s wild.”
While maintaining an overall robust character, Selección de Mercado delights connoisseurs with its medium body. The rosado capa surrounds a blend of Mexican capote and tripa tobaccos from Nicaragua and Pennsylvania to create a deeply balanced, bold, and sophisticated cigar with luxurious espresso notes that complement the Connecticut Criollo’s earthiness. With an unfinished foot and the Cola de Pescado (fishtail) head, Selección de Mercado is made by the same buncheros and rolleras who roll Liga Privada 10 Aniversario and will be available in 10-count boxes.