The Rebirth of Cigars started in 1998. Long Island native Jonathan Drew employed a handful of cigar rollers in Nicaragua, while back in New York, Drew Estate partner and co-founder Marvin Samel led operations from a warehouse office in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. The “ACID” name was inspired by Scott "ACID" Chester, a neighborhood artist whose work mixed industrial, urban, graffiti, and motorcycle art – and provided an ideal marketing vehicle for ACID Cigars. This "sub-culture" aesthetic has become a dominant aspect of Drew Estate's culture and vibe.
ACID cigars are all-handcrafted at Drew Estate's Esteli, Nicaragua factory. The cigars are rolled with some of the world's most select tobaccos, and have developed an almost cult-like following among cigar lovers who like a little extra something to their smoke. That something extra is Drew Estate's secret infusion process: unlike flavored cigars, the method involves various combinations of nearly 150 herbs, spices, botanicals and essences - making ACIDs a cigar smoking experience simply unlike anything else on the market. That means the only way to truly understand ACID cigars is to experience them.
There are 4 distinctly different formulas at work here; so it’s helpful to look at each color band as an indicator of the strength and body of that particular infusion, as opposed to the strength or body of the cigar’s tobacco blend. First is ACID Blue band cigars, like the highly sought-after Kuba Kuba and Blondie, which are mild to medium cigars – but are blended to be very aromatic and sweet. You’ll also see this metallic blue band on 1400cc and ACID Wafe cigars, which are very different shapes of cigars – but smoke with the same aroma.
ACID Red band cigars are a potent mix of ripe black tobaccos and the heaviest aromas; strength and body hover around medium, but the aromatics in Red bands like Liquid and Nasty are intense.
The Gold band ACIDs – such as Cold Infusion – are lighter and more refreshing. They’re also very distinct, relying more on the natural cigar tobacco aromas to produce a sensation that’s somewhat more complex.
The Purple band blends, like ACID Roam, feature creamier and super-complex aromatic hybrids that focus on flavor.
The flavor experience in each cigar is unique, and that’s why people love them – find the infusion you like best and buy ACID cigars online at discount prices here at Famous Smoke Shop.