Drew Estate Blackened M81
To begin whipping dance of the dead
Blackened is the end
How appropriate for a cigar! This collaboration is between Drew Estate, Metallica frontman James Hetfield, and Rob Dietrich, the master distiller and blender of BLACKENED American Whiskey. The latter two have been known to hang out and roast a stick or two together, so when they brought in Drew Estate founder Jonathan Drew, the idea of blending a cigar was natural.
But this isn’t one of those “partnerships” where someone puts their name on a label and calls it a day. Hetfield sampled possible blends with Dietrich over two years, keeping notes on which ones he liked best. The team eventually agreed on what the profile of their new cigar should be. In their words: “The result is truly a monster of flavor—all-Maduro, designed with definitive depth for darker and bolder palates.”
All Maduro? Like nothing but Maduro? This one’s definitely for people who adore an uncompromising earthy smoking experience.
Drew Estate Blackened M81 cigars are built around a filler blend of Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania broadleaf Maduro (including the boldest Pennsylvania broadleaf Ligero Drew Estate could find. The binder is a “thick and meaty” Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf. And the wrapper is the essence of dark tobacco: Mexican San Andrés.
When fire makes smoke, you’ll be dragged down to the depths of darkness with a bold, rich, and robust flavor profile. It’s a midnight motorcycle ride of leather, espresso, and dark chocolate. This isn’t a jazzy little number. This one demands metal and whiskey for its pairings, and you better turn it up, too.
If you have to ask whether this one is right for you… it isn’t right for you.
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Drew Estate Blackened M81 FAQ'S
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Drew Estate Blackened M81 cigars are for the metal maduro militia.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
Most folks will be happy to get lost in the darkness.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Get the Blackened whiskey. They played Metallica to it at low frequencies while it was in the barrels. (No, really. They actually did.)
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
While lifting in your garage gym and drinking.
It’s heavy on its concept. Clearly, an all maduro blend won’t be for everyone.