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Interview with Pedro Gomez of Drew Estate

Interview with Pedro Gomez of Drew Estate

Editor's Note: This interview is just a quick primer to get to know more about Pedro before his live virtual event with us on Friday night at 6pm EST.  If you'd like to join us and learn more about Pedro and Drew Estate, please follow us on Instagram or Facebook and check our Stories on Friday for the login information. 

For those that don’t know you, what is the Pedro Gomez story?

I was born and raised in Esteli, Nicaragua. I come from humble beginnings, and I started to work as a saddle maker at the age of 12 years. At this early age I was working and attending school at the same time. 

Then I won a full scholarship paid by the USA government and I was able to come to school in Iowa in 2004. After I graduated from International Commerce, I went back to my country. In August of 2006, I was lucky to get a job at the Drew Estate factory.   

What is your favorite part of a La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate factory tour?

It is to create the most unforgettable experience for cigar lovers from all over the world.

What’s an average day in the shoes of Pedro Gomez like once things normalize with the pandemic?

You are going to find yourself traveling all over the United States doing cigar events, trade shows, and attending marketing meetings at Drew Estate headquarters.   

You’ve held so many roles for over a decade with Drew Estate.  What did you learn from each role that you carry with you today?

The Go to Guy: I learned how to persist.

Operation Manager Assistant: I learned how the whole factory works in Nicaragua.

Director of Cigar Safari: I learned how to sell the company and my country.

Director of International Sales: I learned how to sell a cigar.

Factory Spokesperson: I learned how to speak from my heart.

What are 3 things most ppl don’t know about you?

  • I love to cook
  • I love fishing
  • I like to spend time at home
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My first fish ever. This is an amazing feeling!!!! #freshwaterfish #holyfriday #sunset #miami🌴

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If Drew Estate were to make a Pedro Gomez cigar based off of your personality, which characteristics would it have?

I would love it to be medium bodied, with richness and a lot of complexity.

Have you developed any new talents during this time of social distancing?

I have been learning how to fish and be patient.

You’ve seen so many personalities over the years.  What are some of your favorite moments?

When I got the opportunity to go to Capitol Hill in Washington DC to meet many lawmakers and give a speech about the importance of the cigar industry for third world countries like mine.  

What is Drew Estate working on behind the scenes at the factory these days?

We are working on something exciting for our Undercrown cigar line! 


Interview Pedro Gomez of Drew Estate


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