Press Release: Jonathan Drew Launches ‘John Drew Brands’

The mastermind and co-founder of Drew Estate, Jonathan Drew, announced the launch of “John Drew Brands”. According to a press release, John Drew Brands is a new venture that will focus on spirits, craft beverages, and food. Drew plans to disrupt the spirit industry and take it by storm by using the same genius tactics he used to build one of the best cigar empires in the industry.

“My life’s journey has been hard, and sometimes painful,” said the 45-year-old Drew. “Permanently moving to war-torn Nicaragua in 1998 without speaking a word of Spanish was emblematic of the risks I embraced to have access to the raw materials we required for our cigars.  While I’m proud of the successful brands & culture we’ve birthed at DE, my greatest pride and joy was living inside the factory for 14 years, only steps away from the daily production, packaging, and leaf processing.  On a daily basis, I was working on the factory floor before breakfast. The dedication and hard work from the DE team in the USA allowed me to remain laser focused on brand ideation from an organic perspective on the factory floor, not from a whack corporate office.”

President of Drew Estate, Michael Cellucci, commented from Estelí, Nicaragua, “JD might just be the Bo Jackson of the cigar and spirits industries. His passion and commitment for Drew Estate Cigar Company remains 100% intact with no plan to disengage. I have full confidence in his team’s ability to develop a legacy in the spirits world as well. JD is a visionary with an attitude to match, but he doesn’t forget his roots or his people.  This is going to be a lot of fun and Jonathan is amped up, so expect a wild ride.

Today, John Drew Brands announced their first three products:


Brixton Mash Destroyer


Dove Tale Rum


John Drew Rye Whiskey



For more information on John Drew Brands and to follow more news, please visit the new websites for the brands at,, and Also, follow John Drew Brands on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @johndrewbrands.


Photo and Information Credits: Drew Estate and John Drew Brands




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