My UZI Weighs a Ton (MUWT)

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  1. Jonathan Drew

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    MUWT.

    Received some great news today from Nicholas Melillo in Nicaragua that the UZIs were getting packed in 10 Count bundles on Friday, which means that we are definitely going to have some for the Pre-release party at Burning Leaf on June 20th.

    Last night, at my friend Robbie Morton's store in Pensacola I had a half a bundle that I shared with his staff and a few military guys. The Bundles read "MUWT by Subculture Studios and JDN" and some of the guys asked me what this means - so let me clarify.

    UZI is manufactured at the JDN Factory by their torcedors in three sizes (5x60, 6x60, and 7x60), BUT the materials for the cigars are mostly DE, including the Maduro Capa, Connecticut Capote, and half of the filler - which is Brazillian Mata Fina. The other half of the filler is Joya de Nicaragua's Nicaraguan strong filler. Sooner or later, I will get more specific on leaf variety for the blend. Subculture Studios is the Grafiti & Art factory run by Jessi Flores (Some of you know him as Fatboy, Victims, or Dectown) and is the home for a lot of the creativity that you have seen from DE throughout the years. I believe that MUWT is going to be a really creative project, with a lot of experimental and interesting uses of heavy leaf and artwork to match - so this is why I have decided to mark it as Subculture Studios.

    I am looking forward to the pre-release party and cant wait to see some of you guys there, both in person and virtually. It should be a good time.

    Best,
    JD
     

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  2. Barndog

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    Glad to hear they will make the release. Thanks for filling us in with what you could.
     
  3. Stogiecidal

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    Was wondering when more info on MUWT was gonna drop. Thanks for the info :thumbsup:

    Now how can my fellow brothers and I in Canada snag a couple of these :)
     
  4. jerseyjay

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    JD,
    Thanks for the update ! Keep at it, bro !
     
  5. Jadawin

    Jadawin Drew Estate Cigars

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    Looking forward to seeing you soon JD, should be a hell of an event!
     
  6. rduke10

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    Great info! Thanks for the update. Hope Tim still has my cc number on file lol.
     
  7. xddco

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    Wish I could make the event...
    I smoked my last 6X60 Uzi before the Heat game on Thursday...they are smoking great!!!!
     
  8. thebayratt

    thebayratt Satori's Dad "NTA_Shawn"

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    Great event last night Jonathan. Glad I made it!
    Can't wait to try the Uzi

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    I can't wait to try one of these suckers!
     
  10. Cigar Cowboy

    Cigar Cowboy BoY...in Hell!!!

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    7x60 Nice golf course smoke
     
  11. Mathen

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    Good news!

    Plus an old school Public Enemy refence = bonus. Take me straight back to high school
     
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  12. jsnake

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    Thanks for the info JD. Can't wait to try one of these so I can see how heavy it really is.
     
  13. blessednxs65

    blessednxs65 Is it Nicaraguan

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    Are these sticks only going to be available at Burning Leaf? Either way, I can't wait to try a couple of them.


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  14. podman28

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    Yes right now they are only going to be available at Burning Leaf on June 20th. We will have 10 count bundles of 6X60. We are accepting phone orders and shipping to anyone that wants them. Also a 10 count bundle purchase will get you entered in a raffle for a 40 inch Samsung LCD TV. I will be posting the specials tomorrow in the retailers section.
     
  15. blessednxs65

    blessednxs65 Is it Nicaraguan

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    Thanks for the update. I will be looking for a partner to split with and I'll get in contact with the shop.


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  16. Nickerson

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    J.D., why did you decide to go with such a larger ring gauge on this particular cigar?
     
  17. Jonathan Drew

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    Subculture Studios has decided to go with the 60 Rings for now, but I am hoping that this is just the beginning of an extremely creative project.

    Typically, when Drew Estate releases a new brand there is a lot of company cooperation and excessive time that goes into planning, process, blending, PR, etc - and this has been really successful to date. We work well together and I enjoy the team very very much. I wouldn't change a thing! I can also add that I enjoy working with the guys at the Subculture Art Studio in Nicaragua just as much as I do on the tobacco side.

    Jessi, Dog, Mez, and the crew (about 30 in total) are all graffiti and tattoo artists who are considered the leaders in Nicaragua, and in some cases, all of Central America. It all started when Jessi and I opened a Tattoo shop in Managua about 7 years ago. While the shop did well for the first half a year, they (Strip Mall Owner) soon thereafter opened a "pay your bills" place in our strip mall and there simply wasn't anywhere to park. Our business quickly failed, but I promised the guys (two tattoo guys and a piercing guy) that I wouldn't let them down, so we opened Subculture Art Studios as a side project at the Drew Estate factory. It was here that we developed many forms of art for P.O.S for DE, brand concepts, graphics, IPCPR Booths, and even the logo for the company. Of course, each of these items would get filtered in the U.S. by the U.S. team, including Marvin, Mike Cellucci, Joey R. and later, Saka, when he came on board as company Prez.

    Subculture Studios has always been a personal outlet for me to step away from the business side of Drew Estate, chill out, blow up some sneakers, paint a cardboard carton, bomb a wall, or whatever. As the years progressed we had a lot of fun incorporating "The Time Honored Traditions into the Modern Surreal", almost parallel to the way DE looks at cigar making. The guys at Subculture took to studying period art such as Art Deco, Art Neuvo, Primitive, Classical, Victorian, etc., - incorporating a multidemensional texture to their art.

    This project, "My UZI Weighs a Ton" falls more into line with that hard-core Nicaraguan Subcult that we created, kinda raw and niche-like. The beginning of the project actually started during the B.O.T.L tour because this was the very first time that we did a Blending Session at the Joya de Nicaragua factory during the Cigar Safari Tours. I was all amped up because I would get to enjoy the session like all the other guys instead of leading it at the DE camp. I remember that it began with a 5x54, but soon thereafter morphed into a 6x60. Just to make matters more complicated, (my signature) I brought a whole bunch of different leaves from DE over to JDN to use for my personal blend.

    About 8 months later or so, the blend was finally right to drop on the market. I believe that it is medium to full, with a special sweetness that is distinctly found in the Brazilian Mata Fina filler. Needless to say, I'm pretty pumped about it, and I hope to release other interesting Series to the concept, including other sizes and blends - but only if it stays raw and local. For now, we need to focus on these large rings and make sure that JDN keeps the blend SteadyFreddy.

    And just to conclude, let me quote Saka " If you try to make a blend that everyone likes, you won't make a blend that anyone will love." So with that in mind, fuck the system.

    Best,
    JD
     
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    Epic closing comment, JD. :stretchgr
    Looking forward to seeing you in November!
     
  19. loki993

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    Ok, I wanted to try it before, but now after hearing that I REALLY want to try it lol. So It kinda sounds like a mix between a Liga and an Antano? lol, sign me up lol.

    Oh and BTW that pic just became my new phone background lol.
     
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    Mario and I will be at the event. should be good times.

    Dan
     

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