Press Release: Drew Estate & Corona Cigar Company Announce “Drew Estate Lounge”

Press Release: Drew Estate & Corona Cigar Company Announce “Drew Estate Lounge”

Press Release Drew Estate & Corona Cigar Company Announce “Drew Estate Lounge”
Miami, FL, February 11, 2014: Drew Estate announced today their plans to open the first
official “Drew Estate Lounge” at the Corona Cigar Company Sand Lake, FL location. This momentous
news was met with much excitement from both the Drew Estate and Corona Cigar camps.

When asked to describe his relationship with Drew Estate, Jeff Borysiewicz, owner of Corona Cigar
Company, said, “Since the infancy of both Corona Cigar Company and Drew Estate, Jon, Marvin, and I
have not only had a close business relationship, but a long personal relationship built on trust, respect
and an incredible passion for all things cigars. Drew Estate and its entire team, both in the U.S. and
Nicaragua, are incredibly talented and we are proud of our long standing relationship with them.”

The Drew Estate Lounge in Corona Cigar Company’s Sand Lake headquarters is currently being
remodeled with a significant but undisclosed investment, featuring an entirely new full liquor bar area,
complete with an incredible selection of Bourbon, Single Malt Scotch, Dark Rums and Cognac.

Two new community tables will add additional seating and a place for cigar enthusiasts to gather
with fellow aficionados. Drew Estate and their stable of cigar brands will be tastefully displayed
throughout the lounge via custom art, custom furniture, unique ashtrays and other eclectic items that
Drew Estate’s Nicaraguan artists will create.

In addition to the branded Drew Estate Lounge, Corona Cigar Company will be working with Drew
Estate creating a series of unique, limited edition, lounge exclusive offerings of Liga Privada,
Undercrown, Natural, Tabak Especial, Nica Rustica and Herrera Esteli cigars, available in summer 2014.

Drew Estate co-founder and namesake, Jonathan Drew, had this story to tell about the first time he
met Borysiewicz: “It was 3 A.M. on some random day in 1999 when Jeff Borysiewicz walked by our little
factory in Estelí, Nicaragua and saw us working, prepping the boxes for the release of the “Natural by
DE” line. Half the factory had no roof; we were drinking borrowed iced tea while we placed bands on
each cigar ourselves. Jeff told me that he respected our hard work and humility. We probably should
have jumped him for his cash to finish up the factory roof! Hahahahahahahaha… well, the rest is
history.”

When asked why Drew Estate chose Corona Cigar, Drew Estate co-founder Marvin Samel said that,
“I consider Corona Cigar Company to be Drew Estate’s home away from home. Every December,
Jonathan [Drew] and I get together with Jeff [owner of Corona Cigar], his wife Tanya, their family, store
manager Angel, his extremely talented staff, and consumers for a year-end celebration. It is here that I
tend to become most nostalgic and emotional, reconnecting with consumers who have returned to this
annual event for over 10 years now.”

Marvin continued, “What a way to end each year, surrounded by family and friends who have
embraced our mantra, ‘The Rebirth Of Cigars’, from the beginning! The fact that Corona has the largest
selection of Drew Estate products cemented our decision that Corona Cigar Company’s Sand Lake
location would become the very first Drew Estate Lounge.”
To stay up to date on the progress of the first Drew Estate Lounge, visit drewestate.com.