You may remember an announcement back in May in which Drew Estate announced a partnership with Tsuge Pipes in which the company would distribute Tsuge in the United States. The two companies are sharing booth space at IPCPR 2014, and have revealed a couple of interesting new items. First up is this afternoon’s news of the new “Drew Estate Pipe Collection.”
Tsuge will produce the new line at their Japanese headquarters. Previously, Drew Estate entered the pipe tobacco market, but this is their first foray into pipes. Three styles will initially be offered:
Each of the three styles will be offered in two finishes, Smooth and Sandblasted, and will carry an MSRP of $250 through authorized DE Pipe Collection retailers. The pipes feature a modular design, which allows for customization through the purchase of additional bowls with varying finishes, along with stems in both bent and straight varieties. Interestingly, the pipes also feature a windscreen cap, engraved with the Drew Estate logo to allow for smoking in the windy conditions. The pipes are custom designed by Tsuge and utilize a patented aluminum technology that is guaranteed to remain cool to the touch during smoking.
When asked about the DE Pipe Collection by Tsuge, company co-founder Jonathan Drew mentioned that, “this is something we were hoping for since the beginning of our partnership with Tsuge. To see this come to fruition is a really exciting moment for Drew Estate. I think pipe smokers nationwide are going to realize just how serious we are about the pipe industry. This is only the beginning and we are having fun.”
For more information about the “DE Pipe Collection by Tsuge”, please visit Drew Estate’s booth at the 2014 IPCPR tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV at Booth #210. Also, please use Drew Estate’s hashtag #DEipcpr on any posts relating to Drew Estate and IPCPR. Lastly, follow all of Drew Estate’s IPCPR coverage at http://drewestate.com/ipcpr.
About Drew Estate:
Founded in New York City in 1996. Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”™, Drew Estate has led The “Boutique Craft” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and old cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural, Nica Rustica, Tabak Especial, UnderCrown, and Java by Drew Estate.
TSUGE has paved the way of the Japanese pipe making with Kyoichiro who dedicated his life to pipes. The global brand TSUGE continues to step forward as a bearer of smoking culture in the future. Pipes of the TSUGE brand are made with infinite passion and excellent techniques of the craftsmen. The unparalleled beauty and quality have attracted pipe lovers around the world.