Press Release: Drapers Raises $55K Through Little Puff Events

For Immediate Release

W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist Raises $55K For Local Charities
Via Draper’s Little Puff Weekend Events

Washington, DC — September 29, 2010 — W. Curtis Draper the oldest full-service tobacconist in the District of Columbia announced today that it’s signature fundraisers — The 11th Annual Draper’s Little Puff, which took place on Friday, September 24, 2010 on the Rooftop Terrace of 101 Constitution Avenue and The 2nd Annual Draper’s After Puff Recovery Lunch which took place on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Shelly’s Back Room — raised $55,000 for the following local charities:

Thanks to Draper’s Little Puff Vendors & Silent Auction List

We’re in the final stages of preparing for this Friday’s 11th Annual Draper’s Little Puff. We’d like to take this moment to thank the 2010 Little Puff vendors and auction participants:

Ashton, Alec Bradley, Brickhouse, CAO, Camacho, E.P. Carrillo, Davidoff, Fuente, Gran Habano, Drew Estate, La Aurora, La Flor Dominicana, La Palina, La Gloria Cubana, Punch, Oliva, Padron, Quesada, Rocky Patel, Tatuaje, XIKAR, My Father Cigars, Cigar Rights of America and custom shirt maker Ken

Last, but not least, Charlie Palmer Steak, Shelly’s Back Room, Jim Beam Global, Future Brands and Republic National Distributing.

For those of you attending following is the list of this year’s silent auction items:

New Arrivals at Drapers: Drew Estate, Joya de Nicaragua & E.P. Carrillo

Liga Privada T52 image courtesy of Drew Estate.

Drapers is pleased to welcome Drew Estate, Joya de Nicaragua and the latest additions to the E.P. Carrillo core line to its premium cigar offerings. For information on these or any other products contact us at (202) 638-2555.

Drew Estate $12-$13

  • Liga Privada Dirty Rat by Drew Estate 5 x 44: The Dirty Rat is a stout 5 inch by 44 ring gauge corona with a fan-twist finished head utilizing their Stalk Cut and Cured, Connecticut Sungrown Habana capa, which is the same wrapper featured on the Liga Privada T52. This is a spicy, peppery blend of primarily Nicaraguan tobaccos from almost exclusively the Esteli Valley.
  • Liga Privada T52 by Drew Estate Belicoso 6 x 52: The T52 employs a unique stalk-cut Sungrown Habano wrapper over a signature blendof seven different varieties of tobacco. On the outside, the stalk-cut wrapper is exquisite….dark, reddish-brown and glistening with oils. After rolling T52 is aged one full year, resulting in a brilliant array of complex nuances. Bold, distinct and loaded with notes of leather, earth, spices and black pepper, T52 is robust and satisfying.