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Drew Estate Blackened M81

Description

Fade to Blackened!

Now I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that a Metallica song? While you would be correct, today we have a little something extra for you. A unique collaboration between some guys you may have heard of who just downright love cigars; Johnathan Drew, James Hetfield (Metallica Co-founder), and Rob Dietrich (Master distiller of BLACKENED American Whiskey). This project has taken more the 2 years to come to life with both Hetfield and Dietrich tasting numerous samples and giving specific feedback to create what they feel is the perfect cigar!

Maduro is the star of this show! A Connecticut River Valley Broadleaf Maduro binder is tucked underneath an oily Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper to create a bold and flavorful profile. Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro fillers are blended together and deliver bold notes of coffee and dark chocolate. With this combination of people, we would expect nothing less than the use of the boldest ligero that Drew Estate has to offer to really make this blend stand out. Whether you love music, spirits, or cigars, this passion-driven project is going to rock your socks off!


Amazing news! The Blackened M81 by Drew Estate has received an astounding 95-point rating, with the review noting, "This inky petit corona unloads an assortment of spices such as saffron, nutmeg and cinnamon atop a sweet, bready note of brioche, with a touch of semi-sweet chocolate and an earthy finish."

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Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Corona (5.0"x43)
Box of 20
In Stock
$195.00
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$191.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Corona (5.0"x43)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$47.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$200.00
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$195.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$50.00
| save $1.01
$48.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$210.00
| save $5.01
$204.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Toro (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$51.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Corona Doble (Double Corona) (7.0"x50)
Box of 20
In Stock
$220.00
| save $5.01
$214.99
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
Corona Doble (Double Corona) (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$55.00
| save $1.01
$53.99
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Maduro,  Mexican,  San Andres
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Connecticut Broadleaf,  Maduro
Filler
Nicaraguan,  Pennsylvania
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.78 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 46 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "Drew Estate Blackened M81"
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5 out of 5
I received an M81 in the CoTM shipment, October or November 2023. Being a Drew Estate creation, I was not disappointed. So I ordered a box of the Metallica driven brand to continue enjoying the dark undertones and crisp finish I experienced with the first. Overall, the quality is pretty good, and if you're into maduros you won't be disappointed. Some caveats. The box I received was rather on the dry side, probably due to sitting around in the warehouse, which is not uncommon for a boutique brand with low sales flow. They're sitting in my humidor getting, well...rehumidified, so I expect the state will improve. Of the three I've smoked, one was blocked making it hard to draw, but I powered through and all was okay by the end. I'll decide whether to re-up when I get near the end of this tour.
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5 out of 5
Outstanding cigar! Great flavor and easy draw. Pairs very well with a whiskey. This cigar has become one of my favorites.
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5 out of 5
One of my new favorite cigars. If you love full flavor, it wont disappoint.
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5 out of 5
Very smooth cigar.
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5 out of 5
Great smoke. Very enjoyable.
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5 out of 5
A very good cigar. I will be ordering more!
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5 out of 5
Had this with the blackened whiskey it did not disappoint great smoke.
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5 out of 5
Great smoke!
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5 out of 5
Cigar as good as the song! First one tonight with an espresso and it’s sublime.
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4 out of 5
Excellent stick for the price, as always cigars were in excellent shape when arrived.
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4 out of 5
Good smoke, backbone, flavor. In my top 20, maybe 15.
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5 out of 5
Great smoke
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5 out of 5
M81 for the win! Bought these before they were rated #7 for 2023.
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5 out of 5
This stick is in my top 5. Since it came out I’ve bought 8 boxes. Pairs really well with the Blackened whiskey. Full bodied Maduros are my favorite and this stick hits the mark. Papa Het smokes one before every concert. Highly recommend.
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5 out of 5
Always a great smoke!
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5 out of 5
Smoked about ten of these so far. smooth flavor, even burn, it's a good cigar to wind down the week.
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5 out of 5
It took me some time to find these , they were worth the wait.
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5 out of 5
This is probably one of my new favorites will be buying a lot more.
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5 out of 5
These cigars are so good I had to go grab a corn on the cob holder to use as a makeshift nub holder so that I could smoke it all the way to the end. I'm a Drew Estate fan prior to this, as well as Metallica fan. So with the collaboration on this cigar from both it was a must try for me, and man it doesn't disappoint. When I give reviews I try and give more then just the simple 1-2 sentences that tell you simply the liked or didn't like it, I try and give as much info so that others can have a potential starting point to enjoy their smoke time to the fullest. My first pair attempt was with Rumchata straight over ice, I know the obvious choice would be a whiskey, but trust me when I say this pairing is just perfect. The hints of spice from the M81 brought out the cinnamon of the Rumchata, ant then with the hints of chocolate coming into the mixture it enhanced the creamy texture of the Rumchata and also gave it a smooth chocolate milk like taste to boot. Next tried it with Cinnamon Toast drink (Rumchata and Fireball Whiskey shaken and strained), again the pairing was perfect as the spice enhanced the drink. Definitely worth getting a supply on hand when ever possible. While the M81 is best when enjoyed with whiskey, the Rumchata pairing is right there with it. Draw was smooth, burn was even and slow, and smoke was relaxing.
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5 out of 5
Package arrived right on time and packaged correctly. I had one within a day in my humidor and was not impressed. I then waited a week and was pleased it lived up to all the hype.
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5 out of 5
This goes to prove that it doesn't have to be a $30 cigar to be amazing! Consistent smoke all the way through. Just when you finish, you want another. This pushed into my top 3 cigars of all time!
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4 out of 5
The cigar has a great flavor and smooth Draw. Love the earthy leathery smell. I enjoyed this cigar.
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3 out of 5
brought a 5 pack, 2 of the 3 smoked were to tight, had to work keeping it lit and getting true flavor, the one that burned good was 4 1/2 star.
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5 out of 5
Good stick with a cup of coffee in the morning. It'll get ya going.
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5 out of 5
I tend to smoke three cigars in a sitting. These are always the last. Like finishing a three course meal with a double chocolate cake!
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5 out of 5
awesome smoke
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5 out of 5
This is an amazing blend! From start to finish this is a great cigar.
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5 out of 5
Love the cigars worth the wait
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5 out of 5
Awesome cigar. Definitely get the chocolate and coffee but I noticed a lot of leathery oil, too. Paired with a heavily peated Ben Riach 12. I didn’t think it was too strong (but I’ve been known to smoke 4 or 5 cigars on a good night so not sure if I’m a good judge). Great draw and burn. Took it all the way to a nub. Good cigar worthy of the Metallica brand.
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4 out of 5
Not as strong as the hype but very good. As a full body smoker the subtle flavors are everything I want but lack the punch. Could smoke 2 in a row, very good, chocolate and coffee all the way through, toss in some black pepper and I would have a new favorite! Worth a try and on the occasion I want to share with a medium to medium full smoker I'll keep some on hand and you should too.
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5 out of 5
THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST CIGARS I'VE HAD. IF THEY WERE A LITTLE MORE AFFORDABLE IT WOULD BE MY EVERYDAY CHOICE.
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5 out of 5
I wasn't sure how I would like this cigar. But it is now one of my favorites and pairs well with a particular bourbon amazingly!
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5 out of 5
Meets your expectations
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4 out of 5
Taste alright, great draw
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5 out of 5
One of the best cigars I’ve had
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4 out of 5
I have seen mixed reviews on these and I can see why. This is a rough hardcore cigar. I really enjoyed them.
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5 out of 5
Usually not a full strength cigar smoker but these were damn good. Good draw and even burn. Glad I got em before the back orders started. Worth the wait
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5 out of 5
As a huge Metallica fan this was an excellent smoke. Nice even draw and good quality smoke. I will be buying more when available.
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5 out of 5
Smooth pull, great taste.
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5 out of 5
Surprisingly great stick for a experience smoker
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4 out of 5
Started a bit rough but turned into a real nice cigar.not too strong but heavy with flavor
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5 out of 5
I love there! Smooth with a noice draw. Will definitely order again.
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4 out of 5
Expected more of the whiskey to come through
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5 out of 5
Been a fan of their music since they started, a fan of their whiskey for awhile now, and then they go and do this and now I’m a big fan of this cigar! Bought a few and just fired up this corona. Great look, even burn, nice draw, and a slightly bold but not overpowering flavor. Looking over my budget now, I gotta get a box. This cigar is called Blackened, but it’s also the One for me.
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5 out of 5
I got this cigar for my FIL’s birthday smoke. We both enjoyed the smoke! It is very strong but extremely enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it if you like a stout peppery flavor!
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5 out of 5
I really enjoy these. I have had all the sizes and they all taste and smoke well....
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