Drew Estate announced today their plans to open the first official “Drew Estate Lounge” at the Corona Cigar Company Sand Lake, FL location. This momentous news was met with much excitement from both the Drew Estate and Corona Cigar camps.
When asked to describe his relationship with Drew Estate, Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar Company, said, “Since the infancy of both Corona Cigar Company and Drew Estate, Jon, Marvin, and I have not only had a close business relationship, but a long personal relationship built on trust, respect and an incredible passion for all things cigars. Drew Estate and its entire team, both in the U.S. and Nicaragua, are incredibly talented and we are proud of our long standing relationship with them.”
The Drew Estate Lounge in Corona Cigar Company's Sand Lake headquarters is currently being remodeled with a significant but undisclosed investment, featuring an entirely new full liquor bar area, complete with an incredible selection of Bourbon, Single Malt Scotch, Dark Rums and Cognac.
Two new community tables will add additional seating and a place for cigar enthusiasts to gather with fellow aficionados. Drew Estate and their stable of cigar brands will be tastefully displayed throughout the lounge via custom art, custom furniture, unique ashtrays and other eclectic items that Drew Estate's Nicaraguan artists will create.
In addition to the branded Drew Estate Lounge, Corona Cigar Company will be working with Drew Estate creating a series of unique, limited edition, lounge exclusive offerings of Liga Privada, Undercrown, Natural, Tabak Especial, Nica Rustica and Herrera Esteli cigars, available in summer 2014.
Drew Estate co-founder and namesake, Jonathan Drew, had this story to tell about the first time he met Borysiewicz: "It was 3 A.M. on some random day in 1999 when Jeff Borysiewicz walked by our little factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and saw us working, prepping the boxes for the release of the "Natural by DE" line. Half the factory had no roof; we were drinking borrowed iced tea while we placed bands on each cigar ourselves. Jeff told me that he respected our hard work and humility. We probably should have jumped him for his cash to finish up the factory roof! Hahahahahahahaha… well, the rest is history.”
When asked why Drew Estate chose Corona Cigar, Drew Estate co-founder Marvin Samel said that, “I consider Corona Cigar Company to be Drew Estate's home away from home. Every December, Jonathan [Drew] and I get together with Jeff [owner of Corona Cigar], his wife Tanya, their family, store manager Angel, his extremely talented staff, and consumers for a year-end celebration. It is here that I tend to become most nostalgic and emotional, reconnecting with consumers who have returned to this annual event for over 10 years now.”
Marvin continued, “What a way to end each year, surrounded by family and friends who have embraced our mantra, ‘The Rebirth Of Cigars’, from the beginning! The fact that Corona has the largest selection of Drew Estate products cemented our decision that Corona Cigar Company’s Sand Lake location would become the very first Drew Estate Lounge.”
To stay up to date on the progress of the first Drew Estate Lounge, visit http://drewestate.com.