La Vieja Habana Brazilian Maduro – Cigar Review

Today we are going back to the beginning…. not my beginning, Drew Estates beginning!

this is a pic of the La Vieja Habana Brazilian Maduro on a red scarf

I guess it all started in the bottom of the World Trade Center with the La Vieja Habana, which comes in three different blends and seven different vitolas.

Pic of the La Vieja Habana Brazilian Maduro cigar band

We will be doing a cigar review of the Brazilian Maduro, and I think you will be amazed with what I am going to tell you about this stick and what I thought of it.

But first:

What Drew Estates Says About La Vieja Habana

Handmade from the quality leaf left over from the manufacture of Drew Estate’s premium cigar brands, the La Vieja Habana is an exceptional smoking value. This tripa mezclado cigar consistently delivers a great flavor with an excellent draw and burn. Available in three wrapper varietals: Cuban Corojo, Connecticut Shade, and Brazilian Maduro. Our first brand, imagined in NYC circa 1996, was not ACID as most people assume. It was a traditional cigar that we created and sold exclusively through our retail kiosk in the World Trade Center. La Vieja Habana was the beginning of a love affair with the cigar business and the catalyst for “The Rebirth of Cigars”.


toothy, oily and dark Brazilian wrapper covers filler tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua. It is medium bodied with rich flavors and lots of character with hints of chocolate and coffee. The Brazilian maduro wrapper leaves you with a slightly sweet aftertaste that would have you craving for more. Great after a hearty steak with your favorite scotch.

What’s Under The Hood

Strength: medium to full-bodied

Size: Bombero 6 x 52

Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

How’d She Run

Start:4:20 PM End:5:35 PM Burn Time: 1:15

Aroma:Earth, Chocolate, Plum, Floral

Cold Draw:Leather, Hint of Chocolate, Plum on the Finish

Construction:Toothy, slightly oily dark brown wrapper, double cap, tight seams, open foot


Draw:kinda tight, loosened some toward the end of first third, loosened more in second third

Flavor Profile:

Fire Up:strong leather, drowns out everything else

First Third:leather, spice, hint of chocolate, plum on the finish, smooth, toward the end of the first third it became bolder and slight pepper on retro hale

Second Third: Still maintained the leather with hint of chocolate, became spicy on the tongue and slight fruitiness on the finish

Final Third: Became very strong, mostly leather, still had fruitiness on finish

Notes:Not a bad stick for the price, between $4-5, somewhat complex

The Back Story On These Cigars

Last week when I went to West End Cigars. Brandon recommended these to me while we were wandering around the humidor and visiting. He had a box that was open and they looked interesting, and he made me a good deal on them.

You don’t have to come to Arkansas to getcha some though, I am providing a link in this post and if you Click the pic , you can get a box of La Vieja Habana for less than I paid for mine!

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You will also be helping me to keep this blog running, cause I will make a few bucks.

There is a link on the right side of this post that says Famous Smokes and if you are going to purchase cigars online, I would appreciate it if you come to my blog and go through that link to get your cigars. It won’t cost you anymore, but I make a few bucks if you do it that way, Thanks!

So overall these are some pretty decent cigars for a good price, check em out and let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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Till Next Time

Smooth Smokin!

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