Drew Estate has announced that their Limited Edition Herrera Estelí Lanceros are returning as a Drew Diplomat Program exclusive. The two lanceros are the Herrera Estelí Habano Lancero and Herrera Estelí Connecticut Broadleaf Lancero. Both cigars will be showcased during Drew Estate’s “Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast, which will air tomorrow night from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern on the company’s Facebook Live page and YouTube channel.
"There are some that would call this your grandfather's Connecticut cigar. I personally am not a fan of that flavor profile but I know the majority of the smoking community are. So this would be a winner for the fan of a cigar that is heavy on the cedar, vegetal, and pepper notes. This could make a great everyday cigar for that fan base and should find a home in many humidors." -Estevan Z. (TheRealBanzi)
The latest cigar joining the long list of exclusive 50th anniversary celebration cigars from JR is none other than the Herrera Estelí by Drew Estate. This special version of the Herrera Estelí brand is not just a new size, it is a special blend, made just for this project.
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Any cigar that reminds me this much of my beloved Liga Privada No. 9 is going to score very well with yours truly. Rich bold flavors of coffee and hickory saddled up with a delightful retrohale that delivers both black pepper strength and warm mineral in equal doses… when you add in great construction and beautiful copious smoke pouring out of both the foot and head of the cigar constantly throughout the entire smoking experience, well we have a definite winner on our hands. Highly recommended!" -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I liked this cigar and wanted to like it a whole lot more except for the burn issues and the falling off of flavors in the last third. I liked the look of it and the notes of leather, coffee, and salt are definitely flavor notes that I thoroughly enjoy. I’d definitely revisit this cigar again and might enjoy it with a mild Bloody Mary as I think it would enhance the flavors." -Diana (ArmyRN)
2021 was the 25th Anniversary of the first Smoke Inn premium cigar store. To celebrate, Drew Estate and Smoke Inn’s owner, Abe Dababneh, have created a special commemorative Herrera Estelí cigar honoring Abe’s father and mentor, Raji Dababneh. The Herrera Estelí Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary Raji comes in one size, a 6 x 50 Toro. It is a limited-edition cigar rolled at El Titan De Bronze, the Little Havana boutique cigar factory that’s owned by Drew Estate Master Blender Willy Herrera’s family and where Herrera Estelí Miami cigars are made.
Yesterday, during their Freestyle Live: Special Edition” broadcast on facebook, Drew Estate announced a new cigar: 20 Acre Farm. This was the mystery cigar sold as a part of their second Freestyle Live pack that allowed people to smoke it before finding out what it was live on the show.
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"This was definitely a cigar that had my attention, especially for the first half. I really enjoyed the back and forth I was getting with the chewy smoked meats and the sweet plums. I'd really like to revisit this and try it with a couple of different drink pairings, especially something like a Sherry finished bourbon." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
"Overall this is a very enjoyable morning cigar. Just enough complexity and spice to wake you up for your day, but a nice cool floral and woodsy flavor that would pair well with a morning coffee. Though the visual look of the cigar leaves much to be desired, the flavor is very solid and worth revisiting. You also could not ask for much more from the construction or burn. " -Lauren S. (Lauren S.)
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"It's June while I'm reviewing this so the talk of winter smokes seems out of place here but this is a strong contender for the colder months. The smoke output, flavors, and construction all make this a tiny but mighty cigar for me. If you want a compact flavorful cigar this could be what you're looking for." -Alan (Eulogy)