But there’s something special about late-night smokes, lit up when everyone else is headed to sleep or already snoozing. The silence, the flick of the lighter, the smoke in the air—and not a soul around to bother you!
Here are our six favorite Drew Estate smokes for late-night puffery.
This is where it all started.
Maybe not with this wrap, but this line is what launched Drew Estate all those many years ago in New York. Stock was hard to come by while the new era cigar boom was unfolding, and the Drew Estate boys saw an opportunity to stock the shelves of their WTC kiosk with a few of their own house cigars.
“La Vieja Habana,” they called it.
The line has gone through changes over the years, but this is one of the pillars that the House of Drew is built upon.
High quality, flavorful, balanced, and it won’t break the bank - but the wrap gives you just enough complexity to suit your mood at midnight. This remains a reliable, thoroughly enjoyable smoke.
This smoke is just too much to handle. Full body, tons of flavor—we can’t really call this one “balanced.” This is a spicy number that doesn’t capture your attention, it straps it down and sends you on a wild roller coaster ride.
You’ll get everything the Nicaraguan long-fillers and Mexican Negro binder can throw at you, and then the Connecticut Maduro wrapper will jump on the pile. If you’re a flavor junkie and love that punch, check this smoke out.
Are you a huge coffee buff?
Coffee—that’s what you’re getting. No notes of coffee. No hints of coffee. Not the fading memory of coffee. Straight up coffee flavor when you choose this cigar.
With this smoke, you won’t have to wonder if you’re tasting what other people have noticed. You won’t have to focus hard on your senses. You’ll just get it.
The makers called it a “full-throttle beast of peppery spice” in case you want a quick summary.
- A Criollo capa
- A San Andres Otapan Negro Último Corte capote
- A filler blend of aged Nicaraguan and Honduran tripa leaf
The tenth-anniversary edition of the world-class Liga Privada line is almost too much to handle and is not recommended for novice smokers. This is a seasoned cigar smoker’s cigar. It’s not a chill smoke. It’s a mega burner that is not afraid to bring the heat.
Let’s light up a tribute to the swampy earth itself—the American swampy earth! This cigar is loaded with fire-cured Virginia and Kentucky tobaccos, and is lovingly wrapped in a green candela leaf—how old-school is that?
One last dark stick to close out the evening. This one scored above a 90 on some rating sites, and so you can expect exquisite quality. As the story goes, this cigar was patterned on the Liga Privada No. 9 to get rollers to stop smoking so many of them at the factory. It’s a bit more mellow, but still provides ample flavor and the strength you are looking for.
We hope you enjoy our recommendations. Happy smoking, night owls!
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