During the 2019 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, Drew Estate showed off not one, but two different new blends being released specifically to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ACID brand. The first was Kuba Arte, a 5 13/16 x 54 belicoso that was released in July 2019 as a collaboration with five different Brooklyn graffiti artists from New York who produced original art wrapped around seven different water tower boxes the cigars are packaged in.
One month later, Drew Estate shipped the second release celebrating the anniversary: the appropriately named ACID 20. Unlike the Kuba Arte, the ACID 20 is packaged in more traditional boxes—albeit with a flashy chrome and black motif—and debuted in a 5 x 52 box-pressed robusto instead of a belicoso. It’s also a regular production cigar that is now getting extensions.
Blend-wise, all of the ACID 20 vitolas incorporate the same Mexican San Andrés wrapper covering an Indonesian binder as well as filler tobaccos sourced from Nicaragua. The company says that it is finished with an infusion that is “truly unique, and worthy of the double decade title.”