These are the gold – or should we say, blonde? – standard of infused cigars for a reason. These delicious cigars have many times been the top-selling infused sticks on the market. They’re unique, they’re tasty, and they always give you something new.
The ACID line includes a lot of different smokes. In this post, we wanted to break down the popular Blondie sub-line to give you a feel for the differences between them and perhaps help guide some who aren’t sure where to start.
This is the original. It’s mellow, it’s sweet, and it’s an easy smoke. It’s great for newbies or experienced smokers who simply need something that might go over well at a party where people might not appreciate it if you light up a CAO Brazilia
and start blowing potent smoke all over the place.
We like to light up smokes like this when we’ve got something else
to do that we want to keep our mind on, but we also want to smoke a cigar. It can’t be one we’ll get lost in, or we’ll never get our project finished. It has to be something undemanding. A Drew Estate ACID Blondie does quite nicely in those situations.
It’s a highly enjoyable quick smoke and serves its purpose well.
Okay, now we’re branching out. We’ve taken a Blondie, but instead of a Connecticut shade wrapper, we’ve got a chocolatey Maduro. This changes up the flavor profile a bit. You’ll still get the taste honey and citrus, but also you’ll enjoy distinct notes of light cocoa. This is a more grown-up, more complex version of the Blondie experience, for those who want a little more from a relaxed blend.
Did you enjoy the classic? This is its big brother. The same smoke, but lasts longer and gives you a more elongated experience. Most smokers report that this is still great for everyday smoking, winding down, smoking with friends, puffing on the golf course, etc. No flavor twist, just a different size.
Let’s take the blend and throw a Cameroon wrapper on it! This is a more potent cigar that gives you a more interesting flavor experience. If you found the originals to be a little too mild for your tastes, and you want an infusion that takes things in a new direction, you can pick up Blondie Red.
(It’s also great for people who just can’t choose between blondes and redheads, and simply choose to have both together.)
Okay, now let’s put a Sumatra wrapper on the Blondie to tweak the flavor. Much like the other versions, this cigar is still mellow and smooth - that’s kind of the signature of the Blondie line. These cigars aren’t built to knock you on your ass. There’s plenty of other smokes designed to do that. Instead, these are your “easy riders.” Relax and let your mind drift. You can also share them with your wife who doesn’t really like overpowering cigars. It’s all about a nice flavor that doesn’t go overboard.
One last wrapper to complete the set. This one smokes quick and offers many delicious flavor notes, including green tea. (Then again, maybe we just can’t help but seek for “green” flavors because we’re smoking a green cigar.)
You know, candela wrappers used to be quite common, but nowadays everyone wants to be some shade of brown, especially dark, brooding, mysterious cigars that you can smoke while you hide in the corner of the room thinking evil, un-PC thoughts. You’re a bad guy - oh yeah - there’s no doubt about that. Everyone lives in fear of your hunter's eyes, your unshaven face, and the roar of your bike screaming down the road.
In your head, at least.
For the rest of us, there’s a friendly green candela wrapper that takes us back to the cigars of the 60s, before everything went to shit.
Ah, never mind. It had already gone to shit by then. In fact, if anyone can point us to a time when things weren’t
going to shit, we’d love to hear more about it.
Anyway, those are the Drew Estate Blondies. Any questions click here to see all of the amazing cigars made by Drew Estate