Acid Kuba Kuba Review: Drew Estate’s Top-Selling Infused Cigar

Acid Kuba Kuba cigar by Drew Estate with Sumatran Sungrown wrapper


Drew Estate’s Acid cigars are among the top-selling brands in the United States, beloved by many “Drewbies” (Drew Estate enthusiasts). These Nicaraguan long-filler, handmade cigars feature a natural flavor infusion that imparts a strong floral taste as they burn. Unlike many competitors, Acid cigars utilize a technical infusion process, placing them head and shoulders above merely flavored or tipped cigars. Among the Acid family, the Kuba Kuba (a 5×54 Double Robusto, sometimes referred to as the “blue label”) stands as the most popular. LM Cigars offers great savings on all Drew Estate brands, including Acid Kuba Kuba in boxes of 24 and variety packs. Join us for an Acid Kuba Kuba Review.


Drew Estate is a household name for cigar aficionados, known for its eccentric branding and massive distribution through Swisher International, Inc., which has owned the company since 2014. The company, founded by Jonathan Drew and Marvin Samel in Brooklyn, embodies a millennial, New York hipster vibe. Drew Estate collaborated with Brooklyn urban-industrial artist Scott Chester, resulting in a cigar appealing to both traditional cigar aficionados and new-age hipsters. Acid cigars are infused with natural botanical flavors, including lavender, lilac, chamomile, red wine, and vanilla, creating a unique smoking experience.

Appearance and Construction

The Acid Kuba Kuba is a 5×54 Double Robusto parejo cigar with a Sumatran Sungrown wrapper and the signature Acid flavor infusion. The wrapper is consistently colored with a lovely oily sheen and small veins. The cigar’s aroma is dominated by the Acid infusion, though the Sumatran tobacco offers a woody, vegetal scent reminiscent of hemp or moss. The binder and filler blend is made from select aged Nicaraguan Cuban-seed tobacco. The cigar’s band, featuring a metallic blue coloration, adds to its appeal, evoking the look of an old tin beer sign.

Smoking Experience

The cold draw of the Acid Kuba Kuba reveals woody, floral flavors with hints of cedar, citrus bergamot, black tea, lavender, and vanilla. These botanical and natural flavors create a unique taste that doesn’t feel artificial. As the cigar burns, it develops more grassy and earthy notes, remaining sweet on the lips. Despite its larger ring gauge, the cigar lights easily and produces a large amount of smoke, reminiscent of incense or potpourri. The cigar creates a solid, bone-white ash and burns for about an hour and fifteen minutes.

Flavor Development

While the initial smoke has strong botanical notes, these flavors dissipate over time, revealing typical tobacco flavors from the Nicaraguan filler and Sumatran wrapper. Earthy, spicy, grassy, and mossy notes emerge, blending with the botanical base to create a crescendo of intense flavors. Towards the end, tar buildup and heat slightly detract from the experience, but overall, the Acid Kuba Kuba remains a great choice for both purists and hipsters. Whether you are a “Drewbie” or not, this cigar is worth picking up from LM Cigars, and boxes of Acid cigars make a great gift.