Since the early 2000s Jonathon Drew and Marvin Samel’s Drew Estate have been making waves through the cigar industry.
Each line they release has an integral theme, and the stunning Bauhaus is no different.
Join us as we look at the inspiration behind the European Exclusive Unico Serie Bauhaus and what makes it so special.
1919 – 1933
The Bauhaus Movement
The term Bauhaus translates from German to English as “building house”. A German architectural and arts school, the original premises were in Weimar from 1919 – 1925. The main ethos was to create comprehensive artwork that would merge all art styles into one. Aesthetics and function were to be given equal importance by designers, resulting in more pleasurable and functional spaces.
Groundbreaking in its concepts, the school gained notoriety quickly. Pupils would not be taught by a teacher, rather they would be engaged in communal work. Bauhaus design style favoured use of simplistic geometric shapes and rounded edges.
The school would move to Dessau in 1925 and then to Berlin in 1932. The following year would be its last, the doors would be closed by the schools leadership under increasing pressure from the nazi party.
Unico Serie Bauhaus
“Today we honour the Bauhaus design theory of form and function, and its impact on our mindset when creating beautiful products such as Liga Privada. We can’t wait to share this mega unique creation with our BOTL on the other side of the pond and beyond.”
– Jonathan Drew
- VITOLA: Rothschild
- RING GAUGE: 50
- LENGTH: 4½ Inches – 114 mm
- ORIGIN: Brazil, Nicaragua & Honduras
When creating the Unico Serie Bauhaus, the team at Drew Estate wanted to deliver a European Exclusive that honoured the historically important German architectural movement. Form and function were the first things Drew Estate would focus on.
To be released in limited numbers, the cigars would have to live up to the expectations created by all the previous Unico Serie lines. After many test blends the team settled on a rare blend of choice Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Brazilian binder and a mixture of Nicaraguan and Honduran filler. These cigars are rolled in the Drew Estate La Gran Fabrica factory in Esteli, Nicaragua.
When looking at a Unico Serie Bauhaus one is immediately taken aback by the intense dark chocolate colour wrapper. An impressively smooth broadleaf wrapper, when nosed it gives off distinct fresh coffee and sweet citrus aroma is present.
When lit the Unico Serie Bauhaus starts off with flavours reflecting its aforementioned aroma. Coffee and orange are courted by subtle brown sugar/caramel tones. After the first initial draws this changes to a deep chocolate and aniseed flavour that remains until the second third of the cigar. It is now that the aniseed fades away making room for nuanced earth notes supported by some pleasant spice. For the final act of the cigar the chocolate notes are forefront, a truly delightful way to end this fantastic cigar.